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Stuart G

(38,652 posts)
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:23 PM Feb 2014

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Doesn't Actually Live in Kansas

Source: Talking Points Memo

Daniel Strauss – February 7, 2014, 3:18 PM
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KY) does not have a home in his home state of Kansas and, when he needs an address in the state, uses one that belongs to two donors.

According to The New York Times, Roberts, who is facing a primary challenge from tea party favorite Milton Wolf, uses the address of donors C. Duane and Phyllis Ross for voter registration and a place to sleep occasionally when he travels to the state.

"I have full access to the recliner," Roberts told the newspaper of the home in Dodge City, Kansas. "Nobody knows the state better than I do."

Roberts and his wife, a real estate broker, own a home in Alexandria, Virginia.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pat-roberts-house-kansas

This speaks for itself...

another link from the NY Times story, (more info):

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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts Doesn't Actually Live in Kansas (Original Post) Stuart G Feb 2014 OP
And no one ... 1StrongBlackMan Feb 2014 #1
Wow! He just lost the primary. hrmjustin Feb 2014 #2
The teajihadists won't care n2doc Feb 2014 #4
Ditto. SoapBox Feb 2014 #8
considering the fact the tea party outed him on this PatrynXX Feb 2014 #12
And I think that reflects well on both CreekDog Feb 2014 #3
What's the matter with Kansas? KamaAina Feb 2014 #5
Odd that it says "Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KY)" Typo, I guess. CurtEastPoint Feb 2014 #6
Hilarious!! oldandhappy Feb 2014 #7
This sounds like Ricky Santorum's story. blue neen Feb 2014 #9
Just $300 a night to have a Kansas address PumpkinAle Feb 2014 #10
Lying makes baby jesus sad Ratty Feb 2014 #11
They must teach this scam at GOP thug school greatlaurel Feb 2014 #13
Pat Roberts "On the Issues" KansDem Feb 2014 #14


(31,849 posts)
1. And no one ...
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:37 PM
Feb 2014

most notably the reporting media, hasn't asked why any vote he casts in Kansas is not voter fraud?


(47,953 posts)
4. The teajihadists won't care
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:50 PM
Feb 2014

He could live in San Francisco, so long as he spouts the insane RW rhetoric. Watch, nothing will happen and nothing will change.


(5,668 posts)
12. considering the fact the tea party outed him on this
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 09:28 PM
Feb 2014

yeah clearly he'll lose the primary... let alone is it even legal to be a senator without a state?


(6,719 posts)
7. Hilarious!!
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 08:16 PM
Feb 2014

No one knows the state better than he does -- and he does not live there -- but he owns property in Virginia. ha ha ha
Me thinks there is a good chance he will have to make new friends in VA.

blue neen

(12,369 posts)
9. This sounds like Ricky Santorum's story.
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 08:35 PM
Feb 2014

He was serving as Senator from Pennsylvania, claimed he lived in a house that was clearly vacant. Meanwhile, Ricky and his brood were living all the while in Virginia.

Pennsylvania taxpayers were paying to cyber-school his children.


(1,210 posts)
10. Just $300 a night to have a Kansas address
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 08:35 PM
Feb 2014

Mr. Roberts’s aides candidly acknowledge that the moves are an effort to ensure that he will not suffer the same fate as Mr. Lugar, who was criticized for staying in hotels when he returned home and listed on his voter registration an Indianapolis address at which he did not reside. Mr. Roberts moved his address from a rental property he owned in Dodge City but had long since leased to tenants, and got a new driver’s license giving the golf course home as his address.

He began paying the Rosses $300 a month to allow him to stay overnight with them occasionally. “We’re not going to get Lugar’d,” said David Kensinger, an adviser to Mr. Roberts.

Mr. Ross said in a telephone interview that he could not remember how many times the senator had stayed at the family’s home since last October. “I would say several,” he said. Asked when the last time was, he said he could not remember, and the senator’s staff also declined to provide dates, but said he had stayed there “a few” times.



(2,010 posts)
13. They must teach this scam at GOP thug school
Fri Feb 7, 2014, 09:47 PM
Feb 2014

Ohio's Secretary of Voter Suppression (aka Ohio Secretary of State) Jon Husted did the same thing when he was in the Ohio State House of Representatives and even Speaker of the Ohio House. He lived in Upper Arlington, a wealthy suburb of Columbus, with his family, while claiming he lived in Kettering, a suburb of Dayton to keep his House seat.

Here is a link about Husted's scam; http://ohio15th.blogspot.com/2010/03/husted-and-kasich.html
"the people in Kettering who thought they had elected someone to serve in Columbus, but instead have Husted who openly lives in Upper Arlington instead of Kettering. By not living, shopping, cutting his own lawn, seeing neighbors on a daily basis, talking with business/community leaders, and even flushing the toilet in Kettering, Husted has lost touch with his constituents."

Here is another link showing how much the little creep scammed from the taxpayers of Ohio for travel expenses from his home in Kettering while never using a drop of water at his supposed residence.

"Husted Managed to Travel to Kettering 21 Times Without Using One Drop Of Water.
Between February 13, 2008 and July 22, 2008, zero gallons of water were consumed at Husted’s Kettering
home. While no one showered or flushed a toilet during the 160 days, the Ohio House issued Husted a $1,697.64 mileage reimbursement check to compensate the lawmaker for 21 alleged trips back to the Kettering house. [Montgomery County Department of Water Services, Ohio House of Representatives Quarterly Mileage Check Reports]"

Husted got away with this by appealing to the GOP controlled Ohio Supreme Court. Which just proves every race on the ballot is vitally important.

The GOP is nothing but confidence men and women.


(28,498 posts)
14. Pat Roberts "On the Issues"
Sat Feb 8, 2014, 06:45 AM
Feb 2014
Pat Roberts on Government Reform

Voted NO on Congressional pay raise. (Jul 2009)
Voted NO on providing a US House seat for the District of Columbia. (Feb 2009)
Voted NO on granting the District of Columbia a seat in Congress. (Sep 2007)
Voted YES on requiring photo ID to vote in federal elections. (Jul 2007)
Voted YES on allowing some lobbyist gifts to Congress. (Mar 2006)
Voted NO on establishing the Senate Office of Public Integrity. (Mar 2006)
Voted NO on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)
Voted YES on require photo ID (not just signature) for voter registration. (Feb 2002)
Voted NO on banning campaign donations from unions & corporations. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on funding for National Endowment for the Arts. (Aug 1999)
Voted NO on favoring 1997 McCain-Feingold overhaul of campaign finance. (Oct 1997)
Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas. (May 2008)
Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)


So which ID does he show when he votes? The one with his residence in Virginia? How does that work in Kansas?

I'm confused...
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