Head football coach Bill Snyder, has endorsed Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in the race for the U.S. Senate in this year’s election, according to an article by the Topeka Capital Journal.
A political advertisement that began airing Thursday, includes a clip in which Snyder is asked who he will vote for in the coming election, according to the article.
“My good friend, Pat Roberts, of course,” Snyder said in the endorsement.
Snyder has remained distant from politics in the past. In 2006, former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius asked him if he was interested in running for lieutenant governor. If Snyder had ran, he would have taken over as governor when Sebelius became the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2009. Instead, he stayed away from political office.
According to a Real Clear Politics poll, Roberts trails democratic challenger Greg Orman by .9 points as of Oct.26.