Topeka, Kan. – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, proudly endorsed Senator Pat Roberts for re-election in Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race during a Tea Party unity press conference this morning in Wichita, Kansas.

Announcing thier endorsement Tea Party Express’ Executive Director said, “Today, Tea Party Express, alongside local Tea Party leaders and activists from across the state of Kansas stand in unity to endorse Senator Pat Roberts. Senator Roberts distinguished record of standing up for Kansas is unquestionable. Voters know exactly where Senator Roberts stands on every key issue and they can rest assured their interests are being represented in the Upper Chamber. The same can’t be said about his opponent though… 

“Throughout the campaign Greg Orman has exhibited traits more commonly found in a meteorologist, not a future U.S. Senator,” Budowich said. “In Kansas, health premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare and the Senate Democrats continue obstructing any attempts at reform. Nonetheless, when asked about his position on Obamacare or what party he plans to caucus with, all voters get is Orman’s dampened finger to the wind. Kansans deserve someone that can make tough decisions, not another weather vane-politician in a fancy suit.

“This election isn’t about one issue or one candidate. It’s about rejecting the failed vision of President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. For six years the two have worked in lock step to push a dangerous big-government agenda, while rejecting necessary debate. The entire conservative movement is united in putting an end to Harry Reids rein; and for activists in Kansas, that means defending one of Reid’s biggest opponents, Senator Pat Roberts,” Budowich concluded.

Comments from local Tea Party leaders:

When I woke up this morning, I was certain of a few things. God exists. The Royals are a team of destiny. And Pat Roberts is the best choice for Kansans on November 4th. -  Joseph Ashby, The Joseph Ashby Show, KQAM 1480 Wichita

When the Second Amendment is challenged, Pat Roberts stands at the forefront to support the right of every Kansan to bear arms.  Kansas has been fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated supporter of the Second Amendment, with a steadfast record in defense of gun rights.   - Patricia Stoneking, Kansas State Rifle Association, President

We can always depend on Sen. Pat Roberts consistent vote to protect life at all stages. We are especially grateful for his concern, work, votes and sponsorship of bills opposing Obamacare and its inherent tax-payer funded abortions, health care rationing and threats to end-of-life care. -   Mary Kay Culp, Kansans for Life

Regaining control of the Senate is vital to stopping the Obama administration's constant disregard for our Constitution.  The epicenter of this battle is now in Kansas. It's time for all hands on deck and for our grassroots activists to fight for Senator Pat Roberts. He has served our country and state well in his time, and we need him back in DC. Your help and support would be much appreciated in this battle for the heart of the Senate. -  Ben Sauceda, Commissioner at Kansas Hispanic & Latin American Affairs Commission  Advisor at Sedgwick Teen Age Republicans (STARS)

I am extremely supportive of Pat Roberts' candidacy. It is very important to the state of Kansas that Pat Roberts be re-elected to the U.S. Senate. Greg Orman does not represent the views of the grassroots of Kansas. -  Steve Ashcraft, Topeka 912, The Capital City Tea Party

Based on his past history, Greg Orman is a Democrat with liberal philosophies and ideology. Absolutely wrong for Kansas. Senator Pat Roberts' proven history is our values. Voting Pat Roberts this November. - Yvonne Starks, Olathe, Kansas, Conservative Political Activist

I am supporting Pat Roberts for Senate. I voted for Dr. Wolf because I am a member of the Tea Party, but my main concern now is taking back the Senate to correct the direction our country is headed and Senator Roberts can get us there. -   Kerri Koziol, Tea Party Activist

I support Pat 100%. He's the most seasoned candidate, he's conscientious of Kansas values and will get rid of Harry Reid out of power. We don't need the kind of change his opponent claims he's offering. -  Gordon Roth, Reno County GOP Co-Chair 

Pat Roberts is the only known KANSAS cure to the deadly Harry Reid gridlock disease that infests the United States Senate! -   John Todd, Wichita Pachyderm Club, Vice President

I plan to vote for Pat Roberts. He votes Kansas values. I don't know how his opponent can claim any core values, while at the same time, saying he will caucus with whichever party has the majority! That does not sound like a true Independent, but more like an opportunist! -   Shirley Koehn, Wichita Pachyderm Club, member 

To schedule an interview with a representative of Tea Party Express,   please contact Taylor Budowich at 916-529-7651.