I think that it’s adorable that the Kansas Democratic party thinks that it can simply assign Orman a DSCC operative and claim that it doesn’t mean anything:
Independent candidate Greg Orman isn’t saying which party he would caucus with if he wins election to the U.S. Senate in Kansas, but he has now hired a veteran Democratic aide to serve as a spokesman.
Orman’s addition of former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee aide Mike Phillips to his campaign team has Republicans claiming the candidate is showing his true colors.
…’Claiming?’ Try ‘pointing out.’ Look, everybody reading this knows full well that, in the actually-unlikely chance that the Democratic party’s Hail Mary play works*, Greg Orman would caucus with the Democrats even if the GOP had fifty-five seats in the Senate. He’s a Democrat. He’s being bought by the Democratic party even as we speak. Don’t insult our intelligence, OK?
*Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia. The major difference there between those races and the one of Kansas is that the anger and bad feelings about the Kansas Senatorial primary haven’t had a chance to dissipate in its own turn. Yet.