Orman releases ‘reform’ plan in Kansas Senate race

Greg Orman (KSN File Photo)
Greg Orman (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A northeast Kansas businessman running for U.S. Senate as an independent candidate says he supports term limits and ending pensions for members of Congress.

Greg Orman outlined a plan Monday for reforming Congress. It includes term limits and ending members’ pensions, as well as a lifetime ban on lobbying by former lawmakers and barring political action committees controlled by congressional leaders.

Orman said he wants to change an environment in Washington that encourages lawmakers to become career politicians. He’s discussing the plan during an 18-stop, eight-day bus tour.

Orman hopes to unseat Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. The Democratic challenger is Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor.

Roberts spokesman Leroy Towns called Orman’s plan stale. Taylor spokesman Brandon Naylor said problems in Congress can be solved by voting out long-term incumbents.

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