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Moran announces endorsements

Senatorial candidate Jerry Moran picked up two newspaper endorsements over the weekend. The Wichita Eagle- which is published in Tiahrt’s district- threw its support behind Moran, noting that it believes Moran has a “better statewide perspective on issues and should provide a more reasoned, balanced approach to lawmaking”. The Salina Journal also picked Moran to fill Senator Sam Brownback’s seat citing Moran’s work for agriculture and his ability to break party lines when necessary to benefit Kansas.

The endorsements are much-needed good news as both Moran’s former campaign manager, Paul Moore, and the state rifle association both announce their support for Tiahrt since Friday. Moore- who obviously has some beef with his former boss- authored a letter that was distributed Saturday saying that Moran was not “instinctively conservative” and that he was backing Tiahrt- the man he worked for several months to defeat. It was a sudden, and unexpected announcement of support for the Tiahrt campaign, who has yet to really respond to the allegations.

The Moran campaign was also forced to deal with accusations of harassment from the Kansas State Rifle Association president, Patricia Stoneking. The Tiahrt campaign released a lengthy statement in which Stoneking talks about her mistreatment by Moran’s campaign.

Both Moore and Stoneking are using the most of their 15 minutes of fame. Stoneking is held a press conference this afternoon and Moore is sharing his story to any publication that will listen.

Like Moore’s statements, the Moran campaign has offered little to counter the allegations except to flaunt their own, new endorsements. At this point, with only eight days left until the primary, it’s all politics, all the time. The parties are throwing everything they have at one another- seeing what will stick. It’s going to be a long week but it will definitely be an entertaining ride to the end.


About Katie Stockstill-Sawyer

I am a city girl that is learning about life on the farm. I met and married a fourth-generation farmer, Derek. I am now a farmer's wife and country girl. The move has required a few changes and a lot of learning. But I wouldn't change my new life and all of the little lessons and surprises it provides.


3 thoughts on “Moran announces endorsements

  1. Wow, imagine that, Jerry getting endorsed by liberal newspapers. He was also endorsed by the KC Star, and the Pittsburg Sun quoting that Moran “will carrying a more moderate approach and that will better serve the residents of southeast Kansas and Crawford County.”
    Jerry Moderate?…No S#$%.

    Posted by broevol | July 26, 2010, 4:42 pm
  2. The other hilarious thing about the Morning Sun’s endorsement of Jerry Moran isn’t the fact they called him a moderate – which everyone knows is true – but that they said he would actually help SEK, when he’s only been down here a few times this entire cycle. Right…. but “Jerry is Kansas” right? Not likely.

    Posted by Caleb | July 27, 2010, 10:45 am
  3. Moran is clearly the favorite of the far left media and worse yet, those in the media who are essentially handmaidens to corruption (Tombell, the KC Star and Johnson County Sun). Liberal is one thing, corrupt, quite another.

    While I have been impressed with the balance on this site, the press in Kansas, generally speaking, is as bad, or worse, than any place else I’ve ever seen. You could have gotten better news from Pravda, Izvestia, or Der Sturmer than you get from the typical Kansas “newspaper”.

    Posted by altevogt | July 28, 2010, 10:28 am

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