The ad opens with a photograph of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)’ home in Alexandria, Virginia and proceeds to a La-Z-Boy recliner in Kansas it says he rents “at a donor’s house. On a golf course.”
“Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) doesn’t live in Kansas,” the new web ad from Milton Wolf, the conservative doctor who happens to be President Obama’s cousin, says.
Wolf’s campaign gave Breitbart News an exclusive first look at the ad.
As first reported by the New York Times, Roberts established his voting address at a donor’s house the day before Wolf announced his primary bid against him. He previously rented out a house he owns in Kansas to tenants. His wife is a real estate agent in northern Virginia.
Roberts pays $300 a month to his campaign donors to occasionally stay at their house and suggested to the Times he sleeps on a recliner.
After the story came out, Roberts’ campaign said his recliner rental does count as a residency.
The campaign put out a radio ad pushing back, saying that people outside the state are trying to influence the election and noting that many of Wolf’s campaign donors are in Texas.
However, Roberts has refused to answer questions from the media about how much time he does spend in Kansas.