New spot features photo of Wolf with his cousin, the president, and portrays Wolf as cheering him on.
In the latest ad in the increasingly bitter Pat Roberts-Milton Wolf U.S. Senate primary in Kansas, Wolf is featured saying he wants “more than anything to see Barack succeed.”
Roberts, the three-term incumbent, said Wolf made the statement on Fox News in March 2010, 11 days before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.
Obama is a distant relative of Wolf’s.
Roberts claims that the statement shows just how two-faced Wolf is. On the one hand, the tea partier criticizes the president heavily for a myriad of reasons, including Obamacare. On the other, he roots for him.
“Kansans simply cannot trust anything Milton Wolf says,” Roberts campaign chief Leroy Towns said in a statement.
Countered Wolf spokesman Ben Hartman:
“This is yet another example that Pat Roberts’ ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ campaign is flailing. Roberts doesn’t show up for his votes in DC, he doesn’t debate when he comes back to Kansas and the only thing Kansans have to show for Roberts’ 47 years in Washington is $17T in debt. Kansans deserve a real conservative who isn’t sleepwalking on the job.”
Here’s the ad, which Towns said would run on digital media: