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Roberts hitting up lobbyists to donate to campaign

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is busy asking Washington, D.C., lobbyists to support his re-election campaign, “reaching far and wide to collect chits he’s earned over 34 years in Congress,” the Hill newspaper reported. One Republican source told the Hill: “The old man is raising 100 grand a day. I’m serious. Ask any lobbyist of anyone in Washington if they’ve gotten a call from Pat Roberts.” The source added: “It’s amazing what a little fear will do to somebody.” – Phillip Brownlee