TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) â€” A military veteran who formed the Moderate Party of Kansas is considering a run for U.S. Senate as an independent candidate against Republican incumbent Pat Roberts.
Aaron Estabrook, of Manhattan, is the first potential candidate to publicly confirm an interest in challenging Roberts. Estabrook told The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1aA9okJ ) he's forming an exploratory committee and would run as the candidate of the Moderate Party, which he founded last November.
Roberts has served in the Senate since 1997 and is expected to win re-election easily next year in GOP-leaning Kansas. But his spokeswoman, Sarah Little, says Roberts will take any challenger seriously.
Estabrook says he's considering a Senate bid partly because he wants to help his fellow veterans.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com
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