Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be the latest national GOP figure to come to Sen. Pat RobertsCharles (Pat) Patrick RobertsBob Dole, Pat Roberts endorse Kansas AG Derek Schmidt for governor Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Senate GOP faces retirement brain drain MORE’s (R-Kan.) rescue when he heads to the state for a rally next week.
The Hill has learned Bush will appear at a grassroots rally and headline a fundraiser for Roberts in Wichita, Kan., next Monday.
His visit will follow visits from both former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who are hitting the state for Roberts this week.
Roberts has emerged as this cycle’s most surprisingly vulnerable incumbent, after a bruising primary fight left him struggling to mend fences with disaffected conservatives while also trying to appeal to moderates. He’s faced continued scrutiny over whether he actually lives in Kansas, after it was revealed he rents out the home he owns in the state and infrequently visits Kansas.