When Sen. Sam Brownback gives up his job to run for governor next year, it could be Kansas’ only open seat for a while. The Hutchinson News reported that Sen. Pat Roberts, who is officially Kansas’ “junior senator,” already plans to run for a fourth term in 2014 and had $82,256 in campaign cash as of September. If Roberts won in 2014 and served the full six years, by the way, he’d be 84 when his term ended in early 2021. At that point, Roberts’ 24 years in the Senate would make his longevity among Kansans second only to Bob Dole’s 27 years.
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