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View Diary: Is Kansas Looking at a 4 Way Senate Race? (24 comments)

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    Do we have any history on Orman's politics?

    •  Democrats tried to recruit him to run in 2008 (8+ / 0-)

      He almost ran, then decided he had commitments to his business.

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      Orman, a 1991 graduate of Princeton University, briefly ran against Roberts in 2008 as a Democrat before dropping out of the race.

      He co-founded the Common Sense Coalition in 2010 to give a voice to what he called “the sensible center,” those voters who don’t feel represented by either party.

      Orman said he started Environmental Lighting Concepts, which designed energy efficient lighting systems for companies, and later sold most of it to Kansas City Power & Light. He grew KCPL’s unregulated businesses from about $100 million to nearly $1 billion in revenue over five years, he said.

      Orman said he left KCPL in 2002 and has been building businesses since then. He is co-founder of Denali Partners, a business capital and management services firm.

      Orman is a mixed bag.. with us on some issues, not on others.   I think he wouldn't be my first choice AT ALL.   However, ousting Pat Roberts may be a worthwhile effort, because Orman is unlikely to be longterm viable.

      Because Orman has flitted between different groups, you can't nail him down at this point, except for certain social issues.

      It will be.. interesting.

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle
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      by Chris Reeves on Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 10:06:39 AM PDT

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