Liberal Groups Back 'Independent' Greg Orman in Kansas Senate Race

October 30, 2014

Greg Orman, the 'independent" candidate challenging Republican Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas, doesn’t think Kansas voters should know which party he’ll caucus with if he wins.

But judging by the groups spending money to elect him, it seems pretty clear where his loyalties will lie. Orman has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO, and is backed by Democratic super donors such as hedge fund billionaire Jim Simons.

Democratic donors have created a Super PAC, the cleverly named Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, which has already spent more than $2.4 million attacking Roberts. And earlier this week, the National Council of La Raza, a group that almost exclusively supports Democratic candidates, sent out mailers on Orman’s behalf.

Of course, there’s always a chance that a politician such as Orman—if he wins—will arrive in Washington only to completely disregard the ideological donors who helped send him there. Right?