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Oct 27, 2014 4:18 PM

Romney, Dole campaign with Kansas Sen. Roberts

The Associated Press

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning in Kansas for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election, portraying a vote for his independent challenger as a vote for Democratic President Barack Obama.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader and presidential nominee Bob Dole joined Romney and Roberts Monday at an upscale Overland Park restaurant and bowling emporium.

Roberts is in a tough race with independent candidate and Olathe businessman Greg Orman.

A big part of Roberts' pitch for his re-election is helping Republicans recapture a Senate majority.

Romney sought to tie Orman to the Democratic president. Romney lost to Obama in 2012. Dole was the 1996 GOP candidate.

They appeared in Johnson County, the state's most populous county and home to 22 percent of the state's voters.


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