The Moran campaign fought back to attacks from the Tiahrt campaign which lached out at Moran for criticizing the Tiahrt family’s decision to live in Washington D.C. during Tiahrt’s time in congress. Moran fired back with a release repeating his original and only message, Moran lives in Kansas. Tiahrt does not.
“Jerry Moran is a true Kansan,” said conservative state Senator Karin Brownlee. “He comes home every weekend to Kansas. Jerry lives out the values we cherish in Kansas. He consistently fights Washington’s spending problem by making the courageous votes against more entitlement programs. The differences between Jerry and Todd are stark. From his perch on Washington’s spending committee to his support of earmarks for Democrats like the Airport for Nobody to his false attack ads that don’t hold water, Todd Tiahrt acts like a Washington insider. It’s no surprise he is now running from his 16-year record of spending like someone from Washington.”
The home addresses of each candidate has become one of the fighting points of the campaign for Senator Sam Brownback’s seat. Moran’s latest television ad focuses on his relationship with his constituents and the fact that he returns to Kansas each weekend.
The Tiahrt family has not been shy about the fact that they lived in Washington D.C. during Todd’s time in Congress. It seems that the campaign in now searching for justification for the family’s years in D.C.