Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Greg Orman says a Republican accusation that he called former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole a “clown” is a distortion of his words.
Orman is in a tight race with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, who was traveling Friday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Dole.
Asked about a potential Republican organizational edge in the tight Senate race, Orman said Friday: “It sort of seems like a Washington establishment clown car to me. Every day a new person comes out of that car.”
Roberts’ campaign released a statement calling Orman’s comment “personal attacks and disdain for Senator Dole.”
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Orman says he is “outraged” and calls Roberts’ claim “distorting my words.” Orman said Saturday that Dole is “a great example of bipartisanship.”