WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A national tea party group is endorsing Milton Wolf in the Kansas physician’s bid to unseat three-term U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the state’s Republican primary.
The Tea Party Express announced its backing for Wolf during a rally Thursday in Wichita. The group also planned rallies with Wolf in Topeka and Overland Park.
The California-based group describes itself as the nation’s largest tea party political action committee and is involved in Senate and congressional races across the nation.
Wolf already has backing from Kansas tea party groups.
He recently has faced criticism about posting graphic images from X-rays of victims of gunshot wounds and other medical injuries on Facebook page several years ago. Wolf has apologized, but Roberts is running statewide cable-television and radio ads attacking Wolf on the issue.