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Orman puts $3M of own funds into Kansas Senate bid

November 3, 2014

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— Finance reports show that independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman has put $3 million of his own funds into his race in Kansas against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Orman's contributions to his campaign included $1.8 million in October. Orman is an Olathe businessman who co-founded a private equity fund.

His race against the three-term GOP incumbent is close. Republicans have always counted on Roberts winning re-election as they seek a net gain of six seats to recapture a Senate majority.

Finance reports show Roberts raised more than $644,000 during the last two weeks of October, including $262,000 from political action committees.

Orman contributed $2 million in cash to his campaign in addition to covering $1 million in expenses. But he also raised more than $433,000 in contributions in October.

Comments

Richard Heckler 3 years, 6 months ago

Where did Roberts's money come from?

Who has bought his vote is the question?

Got a call from Newt the Gingrich today pumping up Kansas politicians. Remember Newt bringing on the Contract for America? That document was produced behind closed doors for the Koch boys behind the doors of ALEC.

Roberts and Brownback bringing in the Washington insiders sort of sucks and stinks to high heaven.

More sleaze beyond reality.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 6 months ago

All campaign spending should have a cap no questions ask. It does not make sense to allow limitless spending because the very wealthy have no interest in representing middle class America. Middle class America is the largest voting block on the USA planet.

History has proven that recycling the wealthy back to congress has not produced for the middle class. Notice all of the political rhetoric is directed at the middle class yet the middle class seems to finish last ultimately. Are these people lying on the campaign trail?

It is the reckless beyond belief spending that keeps the middle class from be represented.

isn't it time voters started voting for the one that spends the least amount money and bring in public funding only? People say I don't want my tax dollars spent that way. Well I say take a close look at how the big spending candidates blow your tax dollars without your consent. The big spending candidates are blowing wayyyyyy more tax dollars than public funding will ever spend.

Bob Smith 3 years, 6 months ago

Another 1%er trying to buy an election, that's what Orman is!

Bob Smith 3 years, 6 months ago

Seems to be okay for Democrats according to the above story.

James Howlette 3 years, 6 months ago

Orman's not a Democrat. Do pay attention when you vote. We don't want anyone to lose an eye because of a pencil mishap.

Steve Jacob 3 years, 6 months ago

Sad to say thee million does not buy an election, not even a down payment. Watching football yesterday, it was all Brownback/Davis/Roberts/Orman commercials. First time I saw as many Davis/Orman commercials as Brownback/Roberts.

Philipp Wannemaker 3 years, 6 months ago

My left index figure is wearing out the mute button on my remote. Play stops, is muted, after commercial ends, un-mute. Since while muted I'm reading , I tend to miss some live plays, but there's always a replay of good plays.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 3 years, 6 months ago

I agree, campaign spending is out of control. There should be a reasonable cap on it. I have received an average of 5 robocalls a day for the past few weeks, which really annoys me. Caller ID does no good because it does not give a name with the calls. I think political calls should abide by the do not call list, as well.

Marc Wilborn 3 years, 6 months ago

Wonder why Orman never released his tax returns? Aren't all 1%'ers supposed to do that?

Bob Smith 3 years, 6 months ago

Why ask him? His 2011 returns are on the web for all to see. They were released more than two years ago. Try to keep up, James.

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