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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts listed Virginia home as 'principal residence'

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has been dogged all election cycle by claims he doesn't truly live in state and is something of a three-term carpetbagger. That critique will only get louder now, as Roberts listed a home in Fairfax County, Virginia, as his "principal residence," according to documents obtained by the Topeka Capitol-Journal.

On Wednesday, records surfaced that Roberts signed a Deed of Trust in 1997 and 2003 for property owned in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Franki, that contained text about a principal residence.

The documents, which include a series of covenants, required Roberts to attest the couple within 60 days of executing the document "shall continue to occupy the property as borrower's principal residence for at least one year after the date of occupancy." [Capitol-Journal]

Roberts had already come under fire because he pays $300 per month to rent out space in a home on a golf course in Kansas to maintain his residency there. The latest New York Times forecast gives Roberts a 45 percent chance of keeping his seat.