2nd Democrat Seeking Right to Challenge Roberts for Senate

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A second Democratic candidate has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate.

He is Lee Jones, a 56-year-old railroad engineer from Overland Park. Jones ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2004.

Jones will face Greg Orman, 39, in the Democratic primary. Orman is a an Olathe resident and managing director of a private equity firm.

They're both seeking the right to challenge incumbent Republican Pat Roberts, who's seeking his third term.

No Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas since 1932.

Roberts had more than $2.7 million in campaign funds at the end of last year. But according to Orman's campaign, Orman raised more than $450,000 in funds in December alone.

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