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Sen. Pat Roberts takes early lead in primary fight

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) took an early lead in his closely watched primary election on Tuesday, one of the national tea party movement's final chances this year to unseat a Republican senator.

Initial returns showed Roberts leading radiologist Milton Wolf by a single-digit margin. Wolf ran as a combative conservative newcomer who fashioned himself as an ideological twin of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and vowed to bring dramatic change to the status quo in Washington. Two other candidates lagged well behind.

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