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Ad war heats up in Kansas Senate race

With a month before primary election day, the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Kansas has moved into its radio and TV ad phase with both campaigns presenting aggressive spots.

Both incumbent Pat Roberts and his main challenger, Milton Wolf, are sponsoring ads that attempt to undermine the other with what by now have become familiar attacks.

Roberts is emphasizing the findings of a Topeka Capital Journal story in February that found that Wolf in 2010 had repeatedly posted on Facebook x-ray images of gun victims and joked about them.

Wolf has since apologized.

Wolf targets the more than four decades that Roberts has spent in Washington, both as an elected member of Congress and as a congressional aide.

Wolf’s radio ad highlights an apparent Roberts stumble when, in response to a question about why he doesn’t live in Kansas, he said, “Every time I get an opponent, uh, I mean every time I get a chance, I’m home.”

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