andidate for U.S. Senate Chad Taylor released today his commercial entitled "Home," which will hit Kansas airwaves starting Labor Day weekend.
The 30-second spot shows Taylor's ties to Kansas, the state where he makes his home, farming the same land on which he was raised. Taylor decided to run for U.S. Senate when current senator Pat Roberts demonstrated a lack of leadership for the state of Kansas by failing to vote for key legislation, such as the Farm Bill, funding for veterans' vocational and psychological rehabilitation, and supporting the National Bio-Agrodefense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan.
"I don't want to go to Washington to be another representative -- I want to be an advocate," Taylor said. "I want to advocate for the people of Kansas just as I have advocated for the victims and families of Shawnee County. Pat Roberts is a Beltway insider who has lost touch with the people he was elected to represent."
Roberts was first elected to Congress 33 years ago and currently faces his strongest challenger yet in Taylor, who is polling within single digits according to polls since July. The two will meet at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson on September 6th for their first public debate.
Taylor is the two-term District Attorney for Shawnee County. He has built a reputation of bipartisanship, pragmatic problem-solving, and a dogged-but-fair pursuit of justice. Upon entering office, Taylor set to work reducing his predecessor's backlog of 4,448 outstanding cases to a few hundred; he launched a cold case homicide unit that has, to date, resolved over a dozen cases once deemed unsolvable; and has led several even-handed, non-partisan investigations into the violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA).