Republican Pat Roberts Wins Third U.S. Senate Term

OPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Sen. Pat Roberts bragged during his re-election campaign that he has taken care of Kansas. On Election Day, Kansas took care of him.

Voters returned the Kansas political fixture to the Senate for a third term with 60 percent of the vote against Democrat Jim Slattery, who called the race his final political outing.

Roberts celebrated his victory with fellow Republicans at a Topeka hotel, praising his staff for getting people registered to vote. He called the win a ``humbling honor.''

Roberts was the favorite in a GOP-leaning state where a Democrat hasn't won a Senate race since 1932 and where 57 percent of the voters backed Republican John McCain for president. He also raised more than 3 times as much money as Slattery.

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