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"I always heard a 'Ph.D.' was a pretty hot Democrat." — Sen. Pat Roberts (in photo), R-Kan., in a joke during a Senate Finance Committee hearing that confused the Ph.D. candidate he was questioning (a spokeswoman later said Roberts meant "hot" as in "partisan" or "fired up")

"They asked me to speak for 10 minutes and I spoke for 30. I'm a U.S. senator." — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan, speaking in McLouth

"Don't know that I can buy gas at 1992 prices but we can fund schools at 1992 levels? One of the results of proposed cuts to education." — Rep. Judith Loganbill, D-Wichita, on Twitter