Pat Roberts’ absence from Kansas, and questionable residency, has been an important issue in the Kansas Republican Primary, which is August 5.

The issue has been hammered by Dr. Milton Wolf (whom we support), the leading primary challenger.

The Wolf campaign called attention in a blast email to a classic Freudian slip by Roberts today, when being interviewed today on the KCMO morning show with Greg Knapp.

When questioned by Knapp about listener concerns that Roberts does not actually live in the state, Roberts responded in part:

“Every time I get an opponent, uh, I mean every time I get a chance I’m home.”

You can listen to the full segment here (quote appears at 12:50) and also a partial segment posted by the Wolf campaign (at 5:10).

Roberts’ dodging of a one-on-one debate with Wolf also has been an issue.

Roberts’ campaign retweeted someone arguing that Roberts should not have to debate “a racist and a fool”, but then quickly deleted the retweet. Makes sense, because it’s not true:

Pat Roberts 2014 deleted tweet re Milton Wolf racist and fool

My humble suggestion?

A series of one-on-one debates between Roberts and Wolf — no more games, no more dodging, let the people of Kansas decide based on the issues.


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