TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state board will meet Monday to consider allegations that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident and shouldn’t be allowed to seek re-election.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach scheduled the meeting of the State Objections Board after four citizens filed objections to listing the three-term senator on the Aug. 5 Republican primary ballot.
GOP tea party challenger Milton Wolf contends that Roberts lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where the senator owns a home. Roberts and his wife own a duplex unit in Dodge City but rent it out.
Roberts says he lives and pays taxes in Kansas.
The Objections Board is made up of Kobach, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt. All three have endorsed Roberts.