Kansas GOP Senator is in trouble, starts calling up every lobbyist he can

A loooong way from Downtown DC.
A loooong way from Downtown DC.

It’s a tough race for Senator Pat Roberts. After 18 years in the Senate he is in a political dogfight with independent candidate Greg Orman. Orman is leading right now by 10 points – in Kansas – this election. This year should have been a cakewalk for a GOP senator from the Sunflower State. But no.

Roberts isn’t going out without calling in every favor he can from K Street Washington however.

(From The Hill)

“The old man is raising 100 grand a day. I’m serious. Ask any lobbyist of anyone in Washington if they’ve gotten a call from Pat Roberts. He’s stepping up,” said one Republican source close to the campaign.

“It’s amazing what a little fear will do to somebody,” the source added.

A survey of prominent Republican lobbyists revealed that Roberts, the senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, is reaching far and wide to collect chits he’s earned over 34 years in Congress.

“I got a call from Pat; I was glad to get it. I think he’s a great senator. I’ve known Pat a long time. Nobody eats, breathes and lives Kansas like Pat,” said former Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.), who is now a lobbyist with Greenberg Traurig.

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