GOP official in new Orman ad in Kansas Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman is broadcasting a new television ad in his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Kansas featuring an endorsement from the state’s retiring GOP insurance commissioner.

The 30-second spot began statewide Monday. It features Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger saying she plans to vote for Orman over three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts because she is “ready for a fresh face.”

Orman is an Olathe businessman running as a centrist.

Roberts has campaigned with tea party movement conservatives such as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. He calls Orman a liberal Democrat, and his campaign called the new ad “a sham.”

Praeger broke with fellow Republicans by supporting the federal health care overhaul. Orman’s campaign says he and Praeger disagree on health care issues.

 

 

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