The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Senate Kansas

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., boards a shuttle to return to his Capitol Hill office following a procedural vote on a comprehensive defense bill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)