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Report: National GOP Takes Helm Of Roberts' Listing Senate Campaign

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Democratic candidate Chad Taylor asked to be dropped from the ballot Wednesday, leaving independent candidate Greg Orman to face off with Roberts. An August poll from Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling found that Orman was leading Roberts by 10 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

The Times reported that the Roberts campaign has not aired any television ads since the Aug. 5 GOP primary, which Roberts won with less than a majority of the vote, while Orman has been consistently on the air. Roll Call also reported Thursday that Roberts had not been actively campaigning for about a month.