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Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)

Political Highlights: U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Born: April 20, 1936; Topeka, Kan.
Residence: Dodge City
Religion: Methodist
Family: Wife, Franki Roberts; three children
Education: Kansas State U., B.A. 1958
Military Service: Marine Corps, 1958-62
Start of Service: Elected: 1996 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry; Finance (Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health and Retirement Security); Rules & Administration; Select Ethics; Joint Library; Joint Printing

Election History
2014generalPat Roberts (R) 460,35053.1
Greg Orman (I) 368,37242.5
Randall Batson (LIBERT) 37,4694.3
2008generalPat Roberts (R) 727,12160.1
Jim Slattery (D) 441,39936.5
Randall Hodgkinson (LIBERT) 25,7272.1
Joseph Martin (REF) 16,4431.4
2002generalPat Roberts (R) 641,07582.5
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 70,7259.1
George Cook (REF) 65,0508.4
1996generalPat Roberts (R) 652,67762.0
Sally Thompson (D) 362,38034.4
Mark Marney (REF) 24,1452.3
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 13,0981.2
1994generalPat Roberts (R) 169,53177.4
Terry Nichols (D) 49,47722.6
1992generalPat Roberts (R) 194,91268.3
Duane West (D) 83,62029.3
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 6,7652.4
1990generalPat Roberts (R) 102,97463.0
Duane West (D) 61,39637.0
1988generalPat Roberts (R) 168,700100.0
1986generalPat Roberts (R) 141,29777.0
Dale Lyon (D) 43,35923.0
1984generalPat Roberts (R) 159,93176.0
Darrell Ringer (D) 49,01523.0
1982generalPat Roberts (R) 115,74968.0
Kent Roth (D) 51,07930.0
1980generalPat Roberts (R) 121,54562.0
Phil Martin (D) 73,68638.0
Roll Call Vitals


Kansas is 43rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@senpatroberts)

Sen. Pat Roberts has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.