• L&T staff report
Rep. Reid Petty of Liberal has announced his endorsement of Pat Roberts by saying, “I am happy to announce my endorsement for Kansas U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election in 2014.
“Senator Roberts has been a champion of fighting for limited government and for standing up for the values that Kansans expect from their elected officials,” Petty continued. “Values such as the 2nd Amendment, the right to life and fighting to stop ObamaCare. Senator Roberts recently stood strong with his colleague, Senator Ted Cruz, on the senate floor in fighting against ObamaCare.
“Senator Roberts is also from Southwest Kansas, so it is vital that we continue to have a voice in the U.S. Senate from Southwest Kansas who can stand up to Harry Reid and Barack Obama,” Petty said.
“Senator Roberts has a proven record of getting results for Kansas. Recently he was named the fifth most conservative Senator in the U.S Senate by Heritage Action for America and the eighth most conservative by the National Journal,” Petty added.
Kansas State Sen. Garrett Love of Montezuma and Chairman of the Agriculture Committee announced his endorsement of Roberts saying, “If conservatives want to take this country back from the big government, big spending liberals who currently control much of Washington, we will need more independent leaders like Pat Roberts fighting for conservative ideals and Kansas values.
“Pat Roberts has been there for Kansas every step of the way. I have seen him in action. He is doing everything he can to repeal and defund Obamacare, uphold the Second Amendment and lower taxes,” Love continued. “He has gone to bat for rural Kansans. He fights every day to reduce the role of Washington in our lives. We need him to continue the fight. We must elect him to the Senate in 2014.”
Seventy-nine of 92 Republicans in conservative Kansas House have endorsed Roberts
Thirty-one of 32 Republicans in conservative Kansas Senate have endorsed Roberts
Other conservative endrosements for Roberts include: Governor Sam Brownback, Congresssman Tim Huelskamp, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran.