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Kansas businessman opens independent US Senate bid

June 4, 2014

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— A northeast Kansas businessman is running for the U.S. Senate as an independent candidate and advocating open primary elections to blunt what he says is the influence of extremists in both major parties.

Greg Orman of Olathe met with reporters Wednesday at the Statehouse as part of a six-city tour to open his campaign.

He's seeking the seat now held by three-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.

The 45-year-old Orman is co-founder of the capital and business management firm Denali Partners. He said he believes Washington has become too partisan to solve problems.

He needs to collect signatures from 5,000 registered voters to get on the ballot in November.

He also advocates that states hold a single open primary, with the final two candidates advancing to the general election.

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Cille King 8 months ago

"He also advocates that states hold a single open primary, with the final two candidates advancing to the general election."

This is exactly the way to get the candidate that most people want.

William Weissbeck 8 months ago

Something similar occurred to me yesterday as to how to elect moderate, non-social conservative Republicans. To reverse the trend in the states that have gone over the deep end, you have to get the GOP in the primaries. It's too late in the general. That's likely why the legislature in a pre-emptive move changed the party voter registration laws this year. ALEC has the time, people in money to think about how to preserve their power - IT's THEIR JOB. Kansas Democrats need to change their party registration and vote in the GOP primaries. Make GOP moderates beholden to them and other moderate voters. Conservatives cannot win a two person race against a sane Republican, if the Democrats cross over. Yes, it's a long road back, but better than going over the cliff. Unfortunately, the Kansas GOP moderates aren't willing to jettison their own party. I swear this must go back to the Civil War or FDR somehow.

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