Senator Pat Roberts had a large show of support at this watch party in Overland Park Tuesday night. He and his supporters kept a close eye on the tight race.
As the results came in, Roberts stayed ahead of opponent Milton Wolf. Just after 9 p.m., Roberts was declared the winner.
He told the crowd his posse did not flinch as they faced Wolf and his backing by the tea party.
With a primary victory in hand, Roberts is the favorite to win in November. He will face Chad Taylor, the Shawnee County district attorney.
Taylor, a democrat, beat out Patrick Wiesner Tuesday night 54-45%.