Tea party push intensifies in Kansas Senate race

Milton Wolf, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, makes a speech during a campaign stop Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hutchinson Airport Steakhouse in Hutchinson, Kan. A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Wolf, a boost for the incumbent's sizeable and consistent lead in fundraising. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)
Milton Wolf, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, makes a speech during a campaign stop Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hutchinson Airport Steakhouse in Hutchinson, Kan. A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Wolf, a boost for the incumbent's sizeable and consistent lead in fundraising. (AP Photo/The Hutchinson News, Travis Morisse)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tea party and conservative groups have been sustaining challenger Milton Wolf in the final days of his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican primary.

And Roberts told a radio interviewer Monday that Wolf can’t win the November general election.

The election is Tuesday, and both Roberts and Wolf had campaign events Monday in the Kansas City suburbs of Johnson County. It is the state’s most populous county and a GOP stronghold.

Finance reports show that over the past week, three conservative groups have spent $219,000 on mailings and television ads to boost Wolf’s campaign.

But Roberts told a Topeka radio station at Noon” that voting for Wolf is voting to elect a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in November.

Wolf’s campaign dismissed the claim.

 

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