The Democrat candidate in the running against Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas suspended his campaign Wednesday. This now leaves an independent candidate and a Libertarian candidate to challenge the three-term Republican Senator. Chad Taylor, a district attorney, informed the Kansas Secretary of State Wednesday that he was suspending his campaign, but the paperwork that said suspended was lined through with the word terminated handwritten in it’s place. Taylor issued a separate statement saying he made the decision after consulting with his staff, supporters and Democratic Party leaders. He did not give a reason. Kansas.com reported Wednesday that Taylor’s move could lead to broader support for the independent candidate in the race, Olathe businessman Greg Orman. There is also a Libertarian candidate, Randall Batson, of Wichita though he is not expected to garner much of the vote. Leroy Towns Roberts’ campaign manager called it a “corrupt bargain” between Democratic leaders and Orman’s campaign and said his independent status is “a smoke screen.” A recent poll from Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Orman had a 43 percent to 33 percent lead over Roberts in a heads up election. Recent polling data from Real Clear Politics shows Roberts is favored to win the race in GOP-leaning Kansas. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican and former law professor, indicated that his initial reading of state election laws requires the Democratic Party to pick a new nominee, and said he will be consulting with his legal staff Thursday.