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Is Sen. Pat Roberts a Kansas resident? Board of his supporters will decide

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. Now seeking his fourth term, Roberts is facing questions about whether he can legitimately claim the iconic western Kansas cow town of Dodge City as his home. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. Now seeking his fourth term, Roberts is facing questions about whether he can legitimately claim the iconic western Kansas cow town of Dodge City as his home. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A Kansas board is preparing to consider claims that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts should be barred from seeking re-election this year because he is not truly a resident of the state.

The State Objections Board meeting Monday was prompted by objections from four northeast Kansas residents to listing the three-term senator on the Aug. 5 Republican primary ballot.

GOP tea party challenger Milton Wolf contends that Roberts lives in Alexandria, Va., where the senator owns a home. Roberts and his wife own a duplex unit in Dodge City but rent it out.

Roberts says he lives and pays taxes in Kansas.

The Objections Board is made up of Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt. All three have endorsed Roberts.

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