WICHITA, Kansas – Greg Orman is a small business owner from Kansas who hopes to pull off one of the biggest political upsets ever in the Sunflower State. Orman is running against U.S. Senator Pat Roberts.
Orman talked with KSN on Tuesday. He is now a multimillionaire who says his journey began from modest means.
“I grew up in a single parent family home with five brothers and sisters. Ultimately, over the course of time with the help of a lot of dedicated teachers and public schools, I was able to go to college and live my own version of the American dream.”
That dream included starting or building 30 companies. But now, Orman says he is running as an Independent to fix what he calls a broken system.
“Generally, I’ve been disappointed, and I just got to the point in time in my life where I decided the only way for us to genuinely change Washington and get Washington back into the business of solving problems for the American people was to stop supporting the two-party system and start challenging it.”
Orman says, if elected, he would caucus with the majority in the U.S. Senate, which if as it stands now would be the Democrats.
KSN asked Orman if the majority changes in two years, would he switch parties?
“Again, for me going to Washington is really about solving problems, it’s not which party we end up supporting or propping up in Washington. I don’t plan to be a silent soldier for either party, I plan to vote in whatever is the best interest of the voters of Kansas and Americans to get us back in the business of solving problems.”
Orman has been labeled as someone wanting to give amnesty to undocumented immigrants.
He says that’s not true. He believes an American dream can be achieved for immigrants but under legal means.
“Unless we come up with a way to both secure the border and have a human immigration policy, it’s going to have disastrous consequences for places, many of them in Kansas. Western Kansas would be devastated by some of the rhetoric coming out of Washington today.”