Romney Rides To Rescue For Roberts In Tight Kansas Senate Race

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a reporter at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
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As part of the growing GOP effort to save Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mitt Romney is now making robocalls on the incumbent senator’s behalf.

The Associated Press reported that Romney’s recorded call would reach 400,000 Kansas residents this week. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee calls Roberts, who faces a stiff re-election challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman after Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race last week, a trusted conservative and says that he is needed to block the Democratic agenda, according to the AP.

Republicans are pulling out all the stops to save Roberts, who has been running neck and neck with Orman in recent polling. Top national GOP operatives were dispatched to take over his campaign last week after Taylor announced he was withdrawing from the campaign. Sens. John McCain and Rand Paul are planning to stump for him on the ground in Kansas, and now Romney is lending a hand.

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