SHAWNEE, Kan. — Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman announced today that the Kansas Secretary of State has certified a sufficient number of ballot petition signatures submitted by his campaign to officially qualify him for the general election ballot in November.
Two weeks ago Mr. Orman submitted to the Secretary of State more than 11,500 signatures from voters in all 105 Kansas counties. By law, independent candidates are required to collect signatures from 5,000 registered Kansas voters to be qualified for the ballot.
“I’m very pleased that Kansas voters will have a choice this November between the tired partisan politics of the past that have tied Washington in knots and made progress impossible, and a new, independent approach that focuses on practical problem solving rather than extreme partisanship,” said Orman.
On Monday Mr. Orman released a detailed reform plan to change Congress by encouraging true public servants to run for elective office and by eliminating incentives to stay in Congress for extended periods of time. The Orman Plan for Congressional Reform has been the centerpiece of the campaign’s eight-day, 18-stop “Problem Solving Tour” across Kansas.
The four-point reform plan includes provisions for enacting term limits, ending congressional pensions, banning lobbying by former members of Congress and eliminating so-called leadership Political Action Committees (PACs).
Read the Congressional reform plan here: www.ormanforsenate.com/congressional_reform.
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