Roberts To Make Reelection Bid Official Friday

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) made it official, filing for re-election on Friday. Roberts signed the paperwork at the statehouse in front of Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Gov. Sam Brownback was also on hand for the event.

Afterwards, Roberts talked about some the challenges he sees in the coming years, should he be re-elected, including the government and overregulations.

"People who are very worried about the erosion of their Constitutional rights and not to mention higher taxes, and then, of course, there's Obamacare, which is the perfect example of that," said Roberts.

His primary opponent, Dr. Milton Wolf, is already calling foul on his bid for re-election.

Wolf also filed paperwork with Secretary of State's Office - asking it to reject Roberts application. Wolf says Roberts resides in Virginia and has not been a resident for years.

The constitutional requirements for a Senator stipulate the "No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen."

The winner of the primary will face District Attorney Chad Taylor for the seat in the general election.


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