Latest Pat Roberts News

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Top GOP state lawmaker launches US Senate bid in Kansas

Jul. 24, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A veteran conservative Republican legislative leader who helped block Medicaid expansion in Kansas this year launched a campaign Wednesday for the U.S. Senate, jumping into an already crowded race within weeks of nationally known immigration hardliner Kris Kobach. Kansas Senate...

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

Jul. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas amid hostility from some Republicans worried that his loss in the governor's race could threaten the party's...

The Latest: Kobach announces run for US Senate in Kansas

Jul. 8, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local): 1:09 p.m. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate next year. Kobach filed paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission forming a campaign committee and made his...

Ex-Chiefs player, businessman runs for US Senate in Kansas

Jun. 27, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs player and now businessman who has served on local and state government boards is running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Dave Lindstrom, who lives in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, launched his bid for the Republican nomination with an event...

Jan Meyers, Kansas' 1st GOP congresswoman, dies at age 90

Jun. 24, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Longtime Rep. Jan Meyers, the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, has died at the age of 90. Meyers died Friday at a nursing home where she was living. The cause of death was not announced. Meyers, of Overland Park, represented the state's 3rd Congressional...