'Greg's Never Spoken to the VP In His Life' : Team Orman Hits Back at Biden

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OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Kansas Independent Senate Candidate Greg Orman's campaign has released a statement in response to Vice President Joe Biden suggesting in a radio interview that Orman will caucus with Democrats if he wins.

"Greg's never spoken to the vice president in his life," Campaign Manager Jim Jonas said in a statement, "Greg is an Independent, and he's not going to Washington to represent the Democrats or the Republicans - he's going to represent the people of Kansas."

Orman has repeatedly said that he would caucus with whichever party was in the majority if he were to win. But there are some indications that he leans towards the Democratic party; he recently called the long list of Republican surrogates that have come to Kansas in support of his opponent Sen Pat Roberts (R-KS) a "Washington establishment clown car."

Biden did not help with his comments today.

"We have a chance of picking up an independent who will be with us in the state of Kansas," Biden said in an interview today with WPL.

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