Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) US Senator Pat Roberts is well known among Kansas voters having served in Congress since 1981. So why is he struggling to win re-election for a fourth term? Roberts thinks its because voters have not learned enough about the man running against him Greg Orman.
Senator Roberts wants voters to know there are clear differences between himself and Orman.
Roberts does not want to take the fall for the problems the President and Senate Majority leader created.
Roberts is defending himself against a published report that the senator missed at least 65 percent of agricultural committee hearings and 85 percent of health committee hearings including a recent session on ebola.
Roberts says his lack of attendance at committee meetings has not stop all 14 major farm organizations from endorsing him.
Orman’s lead is one point when averaging the five major polls.