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Greg Orman
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Kansas
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
Greg Orman campaign logo
Greg Orman is a 2014 non-affiliated candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Kansas.[1] When Democratic candidate Chad Taylor (D) announced that he would withdraw from the race, Orman began receiving both Republican and Democratic support.[2]

Orman previously ran as a Democratic candidate against incumbent Pat Roberts in January 2008 before withdrawing in February 2008.[3]

Biography

Orman graduated from Princeton University in 1991 with an economics degree. He then worked for the McKinsey & Company consulting firm until 1994, when he left to run Environmental Lighting Concepts (ELC). He later sold most of the company to Kansas City Power & Light and managed KCP&L's energy services operation. Orman founded Denali Partners, LLC, in 2004 and has worked with it since.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Orman's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Job Creation - Innovation: "As the world economy has become more interconnected,American workers have increasingly had to compete on a global scale. While manufacturing workers have had to deal with this reality for some time,advances in information technology have made foreign competition for jobs a reality for knowledge workers as well."
  • Creating Jobs and Strengthening Our Economy: "It is government’s job to create an environment that is conducive to job growth. And we’re not doing that. We’ve created such uncertainty with our inability to come together and solve problems that it’s made it difficult for businesses to choose to invest in the United States. We’re our own worst enemy when it comes to creating jobs in this country because the dysfunction in Washington doesn’t inspire confidence."
  • Illegal Immigration: "Illegal immigration is yet another example of how Washington is failing us by refusing to act on a constructive solution. When Senator Roberts was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, we had fewer than three million undocumented workers in this country and today we have 11 million. Clearly, for many of our current elected leaders, the only thing they want to do about illegal immigration is grandstand and use it to generate voter support without any real intention of doing anything constructive to solve the problem."
  • Education: "While public education is primarily a state-based issue, there can be a national voice in encouraging innovation and high achievement for every child. We need to find ways to improve the quality of education available during a child's formative years so that they're prepared later in life to take advantage of every opportunity to achieve the American Dream. At the same time we must get spending under control so that we will be able to make these investments."
  • Taxes: "We need to take a comprehensive look at our tax code and drastically simplify it. We must stop picking winners and losers through the tax code. We need to keep the current progressive tax system, but make it simple enough so that Americans can do their own taxes and every American pays some amount in taxes. That way we can lower overall rates, reduce the regulatory and compliance burden on American citizens and companies, but still have the revenue we need to defend our nation and our national interests, take care of our most vulnerable, and invest in the next generation of Americans by finding a path toward sustainable , responsible economic growth and new jobs."

[6]

—Greg Orman's campaign website, http://www.ormanforsenate.com/issues

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Kansas, 2014

Orman is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Kansas.[1] Orman is running as a non-affiliated candidate. After the announcement from Chad Taylor (D) on September 3, 2014, that he withdrew from the race, Orman became a high-profile candidate.[7] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Endorsements

  • The board of Traditional Republicans for Common Sense, an organization of roughly 70 former Republican office holders, endorsed Orman over Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Jim Yonally, the chairman of the group, said "We believe Greg Orman is the best qualified candidate for the office of United States senator from Kansas. Our members know leadership, because they’ve been in leadership. They’ve been on the front line."[8]
  • Women for Kansas, a group that endorsed Democratic candidates in other Kansas races, endorsed Orman.[9]

Polls

General election match-up
Poll Pat Roberts (R) Chad Taylor (D)Randall Batson (L)Greg Orman (I)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Polling
September 11-14, 2014
34%6%4%41%15%+/-2.71,328
SurveyUSA
September 4-7, 2014
36%10%6%37%11%+/-4.2555
Public Policy Polling
August 14-17, 2014
32%25%3%23%17%+/-3.3903
Rasmussen Reports
August 6-7, 2014
44%40%0%0%8%+/-4.0750
SurveyUSA
July 17-22, 2014
38%33%4%14%10%+/-2.91,208
SurveyUSA
June 19-23, 2014
43%33%0%0%12%+/-3.11,068
Public Policy Polling
February 18-20, 2014
38%32%0%0%20%+/-3.7693
AVERAGES 37.86% 25.57% 2.43% 16.43% 13.29% +/-3.41 929.29
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2014

Greg Orman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[10]July 15, 2014$0$633,904$(82,294)$551,610
Pre-Primary[11]July 24, 2014$551,610$37,418$(226,435)$362,592
Running totals
$671,322$(308,729)

Personal

Orman and his wife, Sybil, live in Olathe.[4]

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