Democrat sees Kansas Sen. Roberts as vulnerable

Senator Roberts and Chad Taylor

Senator Roberts and Chad Taylor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic challenger Chad Taylor’s campaign manager says that the results of the Kansas Republican primary show U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is vulnerable as he runs for re-election.

Taylor campaign manager Brandon Naylor noted Wednesday that the three-term incumbent couldn’t get a majority of votes in winning his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf.

Final, unofficial results showed Roberts with 48 percent to Wolf’s 41 percent. Two lesser-known candidates split the rest.

Taylor is the Shawnee County district attorney and won the Democratic primary over Lawrence attorney Patrick Wiesner with 53 percent.

Taylor immediately challenged Roberts to debates in each of the state’s 105 counties. Roberts spokesman Leroy Towns said the senator already has agreed to a debate at the Kansas State Fair in September.

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