Topeka Rep. Jerry Moran hopes to get a boost for his Senate campaign in Kansas from a top South Dakota Republican.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune (thoon) plans to participate in fundraising events for Moran on Sept. 2 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Johnson County.
Thune gained notice in 2004 by unseating the Senate's Democratic majority leader, Tom Daschle. Thune is now chairman of the Senate's Republican Policy Committee.
Moran represents the 1st Congressional District of Kansas.
Also seeking the Republican Senate nomination next year is Rep. Todd Tiahrt, who represents the 4th Congressional District.