Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday picked up endorsements from two prominent Johnson County Republicans.
Former state Sen. Tim Owens and state Rep. Jim Yonally, both of Overland Park, endorsed Orman at an event in Topeka.
Also announcing its backing of Orman is the Traditional Republicans for Common Sense, a group of moderate Republicans. Attending the news conference in Topeka on behalf of the group was former state Rep. Rochelle Chronister.
Orman is seeking to build momentum for his independent bid against incumbent Republican Pat Roberts and Democrat Chad Taylor.