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  • Kansas' Kobach is weighing a Senate bid. National Republicans are ready to stop him

    05/19/2019 1:45:59 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 5/19/19 | Lindsay Wise, Bryan Lowry and Jonathan Shorman
    National Republicans are prepared to intervene in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination should he run, multiple sources told the Kansas City Star. Kobach said this month that he is still “actively considering” a bid for the U.S. Senate next year in Kansas. The seat will come open with the retirement of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, 83, who announced in January that he would not run for reelection. Any anti-Kobach efforts by groups such as the National Republican Senatorial Committee or the Senate Leadership Fund likely would take the...
  • Roberts’ retirement likely to spark crowded GOP primary

    01/04/2019 11:52:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    rollcall ^ | Janaury 4, 2019
    Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday that he would not run for re-election in 2020, launching what is expected to be a competitive Republican primary for his seat. “I have had the honor and privilege of representing Kansas for 16 years in the House, 22 years so far in the Senate,” Roberts said at an event in Manhattan, Kansas, on Friday. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would become the longest serving member of Congress in Kansas history.” Roberts, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving in the House, said he would...
  • Democratic nominee Chad Taylor drops out of Kansas Senate race

    09/03/2014 3:55:14 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 91 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9/3/14 | Sean Sullivan
    Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas on Wednesday, an 11th hour move that could clear the way for his party to rally behind and independent candidate and potentially change the math in the battle for the Senate majority. Taylor, who raised little money and had not gained traction in the campaign, submitted a letter to the Kansas secretary of state's office that said he was withdrawing from the contest, without providing any further information. An e-mail to his spokesman seeking more information on why he bowed out was not immediately returned. The...
  • Too clever by half: Kansas Democrats may be stuck with Chad Taylor on the Kansas-SEN ticket

    09/04/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 9/4/14 | Moe Lane
    Let me summarize the Hill article: as of this moment, hastily-withdrawn Chad Taylor is back on the ballot for Kansas’s Senate race. Turns out that state law has very specific criteria for withdrawing from the ballot after the primary – like being dead, or being incapable to do the job. And if it’s the latter, you have to say so. Chad Taylor, in his withdrawal letter, did not. Better and better, even if Taylor is allowed to withdraw then the state Democratic party is obliged to put up a replacement. This puts Democrats in a definite bind. It would seem...
  • Roberts’ speaks about re-election team overhaul, Taylor issue

    09/05/2014 4:45:07 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 4 replies
    KSN.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Ashley Arnold and Brittany Glas
    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has shaken up his struggling re-election team in Kansas, moving aside a longtime confidante as campaign manager and getting help from a national operative in a race that’s suddenly a battleground in the fight for Senate control. The campaign overhaul comes after Roberts’ bruising primary fight and the stunning attempt by his Democratic challenger this week to cancel his candidacy in the face of a strong bid by an independent candidate. Roberts confirmed Friday that Leroy Towns – who the three-term Senator once described as his “alter ego” – has stepped down as executive campaign manager,...
  • KS Supreme Court: Chad Taylor's Name Will Not Appear On Ballot

    09/18/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by lacrew · 18 replies
    WIBW ^ | 9-18-14 | AP
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot
  • Live Blogging #KSSEN Taylor v. Kobach: Analysis

    09/16/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 9 replies
    Election Law Blog ^ | September 16, 2014 | Rick Hasen
    Oral argument in the Kansas Supreme Court has now completed in the case of Kobach v. Taylor, on the question whether Taylor’s name can be removed from the Kansas U.S. Senate ballot. The issue is especially important with incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts now trailing independent Greg Orman in recent polling and with the fate of the Senate potentially hanging in the balance. While it is always hazardous to predict outcomes from oral argument (because Justices sometimes ask rhetorical questions or minds change after argument), I think it is likely the Justices will quickly issue an order removing Taylor’s name...
  • Kobach: Democrat Chad Taylor’s name will remain on ballot for U.S. Senate.

    09/04/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · by sunmars · 41 replies
    Democrat Chad Taylor must stay on the ballot for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Thursday afternoon. Kobach said Taylor submitted a letter Wednesday to withdraw from the race but did not declare he was incapable of serving, which is also required. The Kansas Republican Party had questioned whether Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney, could withdraw. Kansas law means “we now have no choice” but to put Taylor’s name on the ballot, Kobach told reporters at an afternoon news conference. “The law is the law.” Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/election/article1504835.html#storylink=cpy
  • Kris Kobach moves to shift Chad Taylor ballot lawsuit from Kansas Supreme Court

    09/11/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 13 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | September 11, 2014 | John Hanna
    The legal battle over Democrats’ efforts to get their nominee off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas heated up Wednesday, with a prominent party attorney from Washington helping and Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach moving again to thwart the attempt. Some Democrats last week nudged nominee Chad Taylor out of the race with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, but Kobach has refused to remove Taylor’s name from the Nov. 4 ballot. Kobach, a conservative Republican who’s backing Roberts, said Taylor failed to comply with a state election law that limits when party nominees can withdraw. Taylor...
  • The List: Republican Senators Demanding Trump End Border Enforcement

    06/21/2018 4:04:39 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 107 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Thirteen Republican Senators Are Demanding President Trump Halt Immigration Enforcement At The United States-mexico Border Until They Can Pass Legislation Closing A Legal Loophole, Perhaps Leaving The Border Open For Years. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Nobody under 21 should have an AR-15 [GOPe]

    02/22/2018 12:42:13 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 144 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Jonathan Shorman
    TOPEKA Sen. Pat Roberts supports placing an age restriction on the rifle that was used in a Florida school shooting where 17 people died. The Kansas Republican said he believes Congress is ready to act and expects President Donald Trump to take the lead. "This is an opportunity, if you look at these youngsters who are so emotionally tied in to this grief of losing their friends — but it’s more than gun control. But I think we’re ready as a Congress to actually pass something and I think it’s going to be better background checks. Certainly nobody under 21...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Trump Touts Tax Cuts to Farmers Amid Immigration, Trade Concerns

    01/08/2018 11:39:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    newsmax ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Associated Press via Newsmax
    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation's heartland. "Those towers are going to go up and you're going to have great, great broadband," Trump told the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation. "Farm country is God's country," he declared. Trump became the first president in a quarter-century to address the federation's convention, using the trip to Nashville as a backdrop for a White House report that included proposals...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    agri-pulse.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Video: Heated exchange in Mnuchin hearing

    01/19/2017 5:41:12 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    CNN via YouTube ^ | Jan 19, 2017 | Pat Roberts v. Ron Wyden
    In a heated exchange at Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas offers a Valium to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. Click link for video
  • GOP senator throws Obama's Gitmo plan in the trash

    02/23/2016 3:45:24 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/23/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) responded to President Obama's plan on Tuesday for closing the military prison at Guantanamo Bay by throwing the proposal in the trash. "This is what I think of the president's plan to send terrorists to the United States," he said in a video posted on Twitter. He then crumpled up the paper and threw it in the trash.
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • GOP Introduces Bill That Would Enforce Ebola Travel Ban

    11/21/2014 9:28:47 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 21 replies
    Travel Pulse ^ | November 21, 2014 | Patrick Clarke
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is among a group of five Republican senators who introduced a bill this week that, if passed, would impose a travel ban preventing those in countries currently afflicted by Ebola from coming to the United States. A release on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's official website detailed the legislation. Rubio and Grassley are joined by Sens. Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.). Under the proposed bill, people living in countries experiencing "widespread transmission of Ebola" as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable to acquire a visa to...
  • Pat Roberts: 'I've Heard My Marching Orders' to Stay Conservative

    11/07/2014 7:55:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 6, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After surviving a primary challenge and winning a general election, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) declared that he heard his "marching orders" from Kansas voters to be conservative. "I've heard my marching orders loud and clear," Roberts, a Marine veteran, said during his Tuesday evening victory speech. "I will be bold. I will be conservative. And I will be constructive." Roberts, who has been against amnesty legislation since the 1980s, survived his primary challenge against Milton Wolf because there was no daylight between Roberts and Wolf on illegal immigration....
  • NBC Calls [Kansas] Senate Race for Roberts

    11/04/2014 8:13:38 PM PST · by DemforBush · 4 replies
    OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – NBC News calls Senate race for Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts...