Paul urges Kansas GOP to unite behind Roberts

(Courtesy: KSN Photojournalist Kevin Stebral)

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is urging Kansas Republicans to set aside any lingering divisions from a close primary and unite behind Sen. Pat Roberts in next week’s elections.

Paul is headlining a fly-around tour Tuesday with Roberts, Gov. Sam Brownback and other top Kansas officials. The campaign swing is part of an effort to persuade Republicans that Roberts’ re-election is essential to the party’s efforts to wrest control of the Senate away from Democrats.

Roberts faces independent candidate Greg Orman, who was keeping a comparatively low campaign profile Tuesday.

During a rally with more than 200 people at a Wichita airport hangar, Paul and Roberts repeatedly asserted that Orman really is a liberal Democrat.

Orman has not said which party he would caucus with, if elected.

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