Independent Senate hopeful in Kansas opens office

(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas businessman running as an independent for U.S. Senate has opened his headquarters and named a campaign manager.

Greg Orman announced Thursday that his new headquarters is in the city of Shawnee. He said the leader of his campaign team is veteran political consultant Jim Jonas.

Jonas did television and radio production for Republican President George H.W. Bush’s unsuccessful campaign for re-election in 1992. Jonas was also communications director for Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander’s unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 1996. He’s since moved into independent politics.

Orman is an Olathe resident and co-founder of a business capital and management services firm.

His supporters are working to gather 5,000 signatures from registered voters to get him on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.


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