TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas board is preparing to consider claims that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts should be barred from seeking re-election this year because he is not truly a resident of the state.
The State Objections Board meeting Monday was prompted by objections from four northeast Kansas residents 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 Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt. All three have endorsed Roberts.