A distant cousin of President Obama is mulling a primary challenge to Kansas Republican senator Pat Roberts for 2014. Milton Wolf, a radiologist in the Sunflower State, is the president’s second cousin once removed.
Wolf is a prominent tea-party activist in the state and nationally who has made several media appearances, such as on Fox News as well as penning columns in the Washington Times. Last month, he sent an e-mail to Republican activists in the state asking if they wanted more senators in the mold of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, according to Politico. He also criticized Roberts’s record and his time in Congress. “It’s time for the patriots to save America from our failed political class,” he wrote in the e-mail.
Obama and Wolf are related through Thomas Creekmore McCurry, who is the the president’s great-great-grandfather and Wolf’s great-grandfather. Their mothers were friends in Wichita, Kan., where the president’s mother, Ann Dunham, was born and spent part of her childhood.