Is Milton Wolf the next Ted Cruz?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 at 9:10 am
As the government shutdown enters its tenth day, Democrats and moderate Republicans across the country could be forgiven for thinking there were already enough Tea Party-backed lawmakers to go around in Washington. A certain cousin of President Obama thinks they’re wrong. So much so, in fact, that he’s willing to take on a long-term Republican senator in a bid to become the country’s next Ted Cruz — a Tea Party-backed senator from Texas who Fox News host Megyn Kelly just branded “the most hated man in America.”

Dr. Milton Wolf, a radiologist and distant cousin of Obama, announced last night that he would challenge Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), a three-term senator who has been ranked as one of the country’s most conservative lawmakers. As Roberts’ campaign manager points out, “It will be pretty hard for anyone to get on the conservative side of Pat Roberts.” Wolf is going to give it his best shot.

Wolf started by using his announcement event to lay into Roberts’ record of voting 11 times in the past to raise the debt ceiling. Plus, Wolf argued, Roberts has been around for way too long. “I’m sorry,” he added, but “not even Moses should be in Congress for four decades.”

“We need more senators like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee,” Wolf argued.

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