Kansas independent to run for US Senate

(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)
(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas businessman is planning to challenge Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in November as an independent candidate.

Greg Orman, of Olathe, ran briefly against Roberts in 2008 as a Democrat. He said Monday he plans to run this time as an unaffiliated candidate.

Orman has until Aug. 4 to submit 5,000 signatures from registered voters to the secretary of state’s office to get on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Roberts faces three Republican primary challengers in his bid for a fourth Senate term. Two Democrats, including Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, have also filed for the office.

Orman runs a boxing equipment company in Lenexa. He plans formal announcements of his Senate bid around the state Wednesday and Thursday.

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