President Obama’s second cousin is running for US Senate from Kansas.
Dr. Milton Wolf, a Kansas City board-certified radiologist, will enter the Republican primary to challenge entrenched incumbent Pat Roberts who is seeking for his fourth term.
Wolf, 42, a first-time office seeker, is an outspoken foe of Obamacare and has published numerous articles that critique the Affordable Care Act. He describes himself as “the Tea Partier inside Barack Obama’s own family.”
According to CNN, “[Wolf’s] mother was a first cousin of Obama’s maternal grandmother, he wrote on his website, and Wolf’s mother and Obama’s mother were childhood friends in Wichita, Kansas.”
On his website, Dr. Wolf says in part that “I’m enormously proud that America has elected our first black president and I’m also enormously proud to call this president family. Still, I have profound differences in opinion with Barack. Tragically, he misunderstands the greatness of America and believes it is found in our bloated bureaucracies and government regulations…”
In a statement that officially opened his campaign Tuesday night in Overland Park, Kansas, Wolf added that “I’m here today to fight for our Constitution and the divinely-inspired American idea of individual liberty, limited government and free enterprise. I’m here today to reclaim the American Dream for all Kansans and all Americans.”
Pat Roberts, an ex-Marine, has served in the Senate since 1997 and was reelected in a landslide last time out. Political observers apparently believe that he will be able to fend off any challenge both in the primary and in the general election in 2014. “It isn’t clear whether Wolf’s candidacy poses a significant problem for Roberts, who so far has not drawn a serious Democratic challenger. Roberts, 77, is expected to be well financed. He had almost $1.5 million in his campaign bank account at the end of June, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. ‘It’s hard to imagine Roberts being seriously tested by Mr. Wolf,’ said Burdett Loomis, a political science professor at the University of Kansas.”
As The Inquisitr previously reported, Wolf claimed the IRS mysteriously held up his tax refund after he started writing political columns that criticized his cousin’s policies.