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Latest Pat Roberts ad signals tone of attack on Greg Orman in Senate race

Republican incumbent Pat Roberts has launched a fresh ad against independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman.

Well, maybe new is a better word than fresh.

It uses time-tested techniques like grainy, unflattering photos of the target, notes that Orman has given money to Democratic candidates (conveniently overlooking contributions to Republicans) and draws heavily from footage of last Saturday’s debate at the Kansas State Fair.

It presses hardest, and perhaps most fairly, on Orman’s reluctance to say whether he will caucus with Republicans or Democrats if elected. Orman has been less than forthcoming on that point, and the Roberts ad hammers him for it.

Take a look.