The Pat Roberts for Senate campaign – at no surprise to almost anybody in Kansas – continues to rack up endorsements for re-election.
Last week, all eight members of Johnson County's Kansas Senate delegation endorsed Roberts as did three strong conservative leaders in the Kansas State Senate including Ralph Ostmeyer, Garrett Love, and Larry Powell, all who hail from Roberts' home territory in western Kansas.
Ostmeyer, who comes from Grinnell, serves as Chairman of the Federal and State Affairs Committee said, "Western Kansas could ask for no greater representative of our values or our way of life than Pat Roberts. He knows us. He is Western Kansas. He hails from Dodge City and has never lost the grit, work ethic, or common sense principles that Western Kansans hold so close to their heart. I have traveled the countryside with Pat on many of his listening tours, and he is never more than a phone call away when we need his help or support. I am proud to call Pat Roberts a friend and fellow Kansan. I look forward to working alongside him to ensure his election to the Senate in 2014."
Love, who is chairman of the Agriculture Committee, comes from Montezuma. He said, "If conservatives want to take this country back from the big government, big spending liberals who currently control much of Washington, we will need more independent leaders like Pat Roberts fighting for conservative ideals and Kansas values. Pat Roberts has been there for Kansas every step of the way. I have seen him in action. He is doing everything he can to repeal and defund Obamacare, uphold the Second Amendment and lower taxes. He has gone to bat for rural Kansans. He fights every day to reduce the role of Washington in our lives. We need him to continue the fight. We must elect him to the Senate in 2014."
Powell of Garden City and Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee said, "Pat Roberts embodies all the values we share in Western Kansas. He is tough, hard-working and independent serving our country both as a Marine and staunch defender for conservative principles. He is a man of action. He fights for Kansas, lower taxes, less regulation, and a smaller federal government every day. I'm thrilled to be a member of Team Roberts, and proud to declare my unwavering support for his campaign in 2014."
Roberts thanked Senators Ostmeyer, Love and Powell for their support of his 2014 campaign.
"I am honored to have the support of these conservative leaders representing Western Kansas," Roberts said. "I am humbled and inspired by the broad support I have received from my fellow Republicans in every corner of our state. With backing from leaders like Senators Ostmeyer, Love and Powell, Team Roberts is focused on another Clean Sweep in 2014."