Republican Primary Candidates Visit Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Republican primary candidates made their way to the Little Apple Saturday afternoon to speak to area residents.

The U.S. Senate contest between Pat Roberts and Milton Wolf is entering its final hours. Wolf says that not enough has happened after Robert’s 47 years in Washington to justify his re-election.

"You know, he’s been in Washington for 47 years and I don’t think anybody should be there that long," Wolf said. "I think we need republicans who can offer positive, conservative solutions. So we’ve been running on issues of reforming healthcare. In fact, repealing Obamacare and replacing it with my plan, PatientCare, with abolishing the IRS and replacing it with the Fair Tax. A host of other issues that we have problems with in America; we have deep problems in America, but we also have positive solutions to address them."

Despite the negative claims, members of Senator Roberts’ campaign believe that experience is critical for future success.

"Well I think it’s a huge strength for Senator Roberts and also I think that people have to think a little bit about the difficulties that Milton Wolf has had recently with his x-ray problems and his latest state investigation of his problem," said Senator Roberts' Campaign Manager Leroy Towns. "Those things are, in my opinion, probably disqualifying to him as a candidate."

Primary elections are set to take place in 10 days on August 5.


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