MANHATTAN – The farmers and ranchers of the state’s leading agriculture advocacy organization today announced their endorsement of Rep. Roger Marshall, M.D., for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. Pat Roberts.
The formal endorsement came from Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Political Action Committee, Voters Organized To Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF), comprised of active farmer/rancher members elected by their peers from each of KFB’s 10 geographic districts.
The KFB endorsement process began earlier this year with individual recommendations coming from the 105 autonomous County Farm Bureau organizations, which were overwhelming in their recommendation of Rep. Marshall.
“We’ve heard loud and clear from our members that Rep. Marshall is the best candidate for the U.S. Senate,” says Richard Felts, a Montgomery County farmer who serves as president of Kansas Farm Bureau. “Rep. Marshall has shown his ability to be a leader for farmers and ranchers as a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and I know he will continue to be a leading voice in shaping federal policy for agriculture and rural America.”
Kansas Farm Bureau also calls on other GOP U.S. Senate candidates to unite behind Marshall as the consensus candidate.
“It’s clear Roger Marshall has the momentum, both in grassroots support throughout Kansas and in his ability to generate the resources needed to mount a successful campaign,” Felts adds. “In every political campaign, there comes a time when hard, realistic decisions must be made, and we believe that time is now.”
Given the unique circumstances that will likely surround this year’s elections, Kansas Farm Bureau is also utilizing its grassroots network to encourage its members – and all Kansans – to strongly consider advance balloting.
Any registered voter can vote by mail prior to Election day. To vote by mail, voters are encouraged to contact their County election officer and request an advance, mail-in ballot application.
To learn more about VOTE FBF, visit www.kfb.org/votefbf.