Dole also backing Roberts

Despite being publicly rebuffed by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on a December vote on the United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled, former Sen. Bob Dole (in photo) endorsed Roberts’ re-election bid next year. “No one fights harder or more effectively for the people of Kansas than Pat Roberts,” Dole said in a statement Wednesday. “He never stops working for our values and our concerns.” Roberts also has been endorsed by the state’s four members of the U.S. House as well as five statewide officeholders.