Kansas Senator’s Sporty Car Registered in … Virginia?


Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) is a 47-year incumbent, living and working in Washington, DC for just about all of a half-century.  For the first time in a long time, Mr. Roberts is facing serious questions about his voting record, his loyalty to his constituents in Kansas, and even his residency. (The Constitution requires U.S. Senators reside in the state the represent.)

Tea Party backed Senate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf has released a devastating series of communications that have defined the embattled Mr. Roberts as a tired, entitled, out-of-touch, Washington elitist unconcerned with the real challenges Kansans struggle with daily.

In short, Roberts – along with the Republicans endorsing him – are in trouble.

This latest find by the Wolf campaign doesn’t help at all:

Overland Park – Pat Roberts has been wildly unsuccessful trying to explain away his lack of residency in Kansas.  After several attempted explanations, it’s time for Pat Roberts to come clean and acknowledge the simple truth.

Truth is, Pat Roberts is a permanent resident of Alexandria, Virginia, and he has been for some time.  Pat Roberts lives in his home in Virginia, he has his mail delivered to his home in Virginia, and he even registers his vehicle, and vanity license plate in his home state of Virginia.

In 2008 Pat Roberts filed for the ballot using the address of his rental property in Dodge City that was occupied by someone else, and he had his absentee ballot mailed to his home in Virginia.  He must have known this didn’t satisfy the Article 1, Section 3 requirement in the Constitution that requires a Senator to be an inhabitant of the state they represent, because the day before Milton Wolf announced a primary challenge last October, Pat Roberts was signing up to rent a room from donors, and changing his voter registration address.

The Senate was in recess for 214 days last year, and Senator Roberts refuses to tell Kansans how many of those days he spent in Kansas.  After having 6 employees research his schedule, he decided not to release their findings, most likely because the results were damning.

Senator Roberts’ distance from Kansas has been shown the most in his votes.  Roberts has cast 11 votes to raise the debt ceiling, he voted for Barack Obama’s $600 billion tax hike, and he cast two crucial votes to confirm Kathleen Sebelius to run ObamaCare.  These votes are not consistent with Kansas values, they are consistent with the big-government career politicians that live and work with Pat Roberts in Washington DC.


Read more at: http://www.miltonwolf.com/pat-roberts-r-va-really-wants-you-to-know-he-is-virginias-third-senator/

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  8 comments for “Kansas Senator’s Sporty Car Registered in … Virginia?

  1. eltee
    February 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    I feel neither need nor interest in defending Roberts, but most state laws require a vehicle to be registered and licensed in the state where it is garaged

    • Harold
      February 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      And local taxes are collected based on that in Virginia, and the Northern Virginia municipalities are particularly diligent in finding cars garaged but not registered. So this is not a fair cop.

  2. John
    February 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

    The same thing happened with former Republican Senator Richard Lugar from Indiana. He served in the Senate for 36 years until he “retired.” He retired because he was going to lose his seat. It turns out he didn’t even own a home in Indiana and hadn’t for decades. Then it got ugly when he endorsed the Democrat running to replace him. The guy was a piece of work. Just wait, this thing with Roberts will get very ugly.

  3. February 19, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Senator, you gotta dance with the girl that brung ya!

  4. February 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    More than the fact that he’s an establishment, K-street RINO toady is that he’s an incompetent establishment, K-street RINO toady. He can’t even bother to have an address in Kansas? Maintain an efficiency just outside the Topeka airport? Do a meet and greet every month or so back home?

    As Casey Stengel said of the ’62 Mets: can’t anybody play this game?

    • February 19, 2014 at 6:53 am

      Love the Casey Stengel reference. Long term incumbents come to believe they deserve their position of power and prestige and don’t have to even pretend to earn it any longer.

  5. Gebirgsjager
    February 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    47 years at the government teat, and still the establishment GOP supports these tired, out of touch incumbents. With God’s grace, when the primary is over, we can all get behind Dr. Wolf. If Senator Roberts has ANY class he will get behind him as well.

  6. TheReader
    February 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Most excellent.
    Looks like ONE toady down, several more to go.