Senator Roberts' Washington DC Special Interest Allies Spending Over $1.6 Million This Week Alone

Senator Roberts' Washington DC Special Interest Allies Spending Over $1.6 Million This Week Alone

Roberts' Big Money Special Interest Friends Spending Whatever It Takes to Try to Buy Election For Him

Majority Of Spending Is In False, Negative Attack Ads Smearing Greg Orman

SHAWNEE, KS – Outside groups are spending unprecedented amounts of money in Kansas to re-elect Senator Roberts. In the next week alone, big money special interest groups from Washington DC will spend over $1.6 million – most of it on false negative attack ads trying to smear businessman Greg Orman. As a result, television sets in Kansas will be dominated by negative attack ads from Roberts and his allies that newspapers around the state have already called “misleading”, “false”, “fiction”, and “desperate.”

“People here in Kansas know that Washington is broken, but Senator Roberts' big money special interest allies are willing to spend whatever it takes to save their friend’s job,” said Orman for Senate campaign Manager Jim Jonas. “ After 47 years in Washington, Senator Roberts has a lot of special interest friends and loyal lobbyists. They know that he’s part of their failed system, and if he wins, he’ll keep working for them and not for Kansas.”

In addition to the millions of dollars of misleading negative attacks ads the big money special interests are pouring into Kansans’ television screens, they’re also giving money directly to Roberts to help him finance his campaign. Just last week in an article titled “Lobbyists Try to Save Roberts”, The Hill – a Washington DC daily newspaper – reported that Senator Roberts was raising over $100,000 a day from lobbyists by “calling in chits” from all of the lobbyists he’s done favors for in the past. The report raised serious questions about what Roberts had done to earn all of those “chits” (as a new report in the Kansas City Star this morning makes clear it certainly wasn’t passing laws to help Kansans, as Senator Roberts has only passed 8 bills – including 3 to rename federal buildings – during his 34 years in elected office).

“Senator Roberts and his special interest allies are spending whatever it takes to try to tear down Greg Orman and buy this election, but it won’t work because voters in Kansas see through the lies and false attacks. They know he doesn’t stand up for their interests.” said Orman for Senate Campaign Manager Jim Jonas. “Kansans are continuing to support businessman Greg Orman’s independent campaign for Senate because they know he’s serious about solving problems and fixing the mess in Washington, and he’ll stand up to the big money special interests and fight for Kansas.”

Kansas Senate Week 3 Spending
Market Group Spending
Kansas City Senator Roberts $63,851
Senator Roberts / NRSC $120,000
Freedom Partners Action Fund $161,126
Ending Spending Action Fund $220,448
Total Kansas City $565,425
Topeka Senator Roberts $8,671
Senator Roberts / NRSC $63,008
Freedom Partners Action Fund $56,306
Ending Spending Action Fund $79,488
American Hospital Association $35,845
Total Topeka $243,318
Wichita Senator Roberts $16,108
Senator Roberts / NRSC $140,155
Freedom Partners Action Fund $131,704
Ending Spending Action Fund $137,953
American Hospital Association $61,070
NRA Political Victory Fund $32,950
Total Wichita $519,940
Other Media National Rifle Association $149,115
American Crossroads $44,500
National Right To Life Political Action Committee $44,380
National Federation of Independent Business $58,470
  Total Other $265,423
 
   
Total Statewide $1,643,064

For more information about businessman Greg Orman and his Independent campaign for U.S. Senate, please visit the campaign online at www.OrmanForSenate.com. For media inquires, please contact our press office at Press@OrmanForSenate.com or call us at 913-353-5277.
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