(Greg Orman is an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas. The following was originally published in Politico.)
There have been hundreds of television ads this election cycle hitting President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other incumbent senators — just not all in the same spot.
But to Kansas independent Greg Orman — the man who could rewrite 2014’s political script — Washington is a hive of dysfunction. And he wants to get there so badly he’s pulverizing both parties.
In an ad released on Wednesday by his Senate campaign, Orman name-checks the Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders and calls them an equal part of Washington’s problems. Obama is too, he says, as is Sen. Pat Roberts, the Republican Orman is trying to unseat.