Archive for Thursday, October 15, 2009

Moran increases lead in fundraising over Tiahrt in Senate race

October 15, 2009


— In the race to replace Sam Brownback in the U.S. Senate, Rep. Jerry Moran widened the campaign funding gap between himself and fellow Kansas Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, according to documents filed Thursday with federal election officials.

Moran reported to the Federal Election Commission that he has more than $3.4 million in cash on hand, up from $3.1 million at the end of July. Tiahrt began and ended the reporting period with about $1.4 million available.

Through September, Moran’s campaign said he raised more than $520,000, while spending a little more than $181,000. Tiahrt reported raising more than $341,000 and spending $353,500.

The U.S. Senate race is considered the marquee race in Kansas, pitting the two longtime Republican congressmen in a primary to succeed Brownback, who is running for governor.

Moran, elected in 1996, represents the 1st District of Kansas, which covers most of western and northern Kansas. Tiahrt’s 4th District centers on Wichita and surrounding counties. He was elected to the House in 1994.

Tiahrt’s campaign spokeswoman Michelle Schroeder said his “message of leadership and conservative values” was making a difference in fundraising.

“This race will be determined at the ballot box on Aug. 3, 2010, and not by the bank account on Oct. 15, 2009,” Schroeder said.


Richard Heckler 8 years, 8 months ago

Looks like Moran has plenty of special interest friends he will need to feed before his constituents get in line.

Lets’s demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America :

Demand a change on the next ballot.

The big money ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE MORE BEHOLDEN than ever to corporate special interests due to the very long nature of campaigns. How do they have time to do the job they were elected to do? They say NO to the voters and yes to corporate special interests.

We need public financing of campaigns. Citizens cannot afford special interest money campaigns for it is the citizens that get left out. Let citizens vote on this issue.

Who would be against Public Funding? The special interest money providers and their bought and paid for politicians!

ralphralph 8 years, 8 months ago

Moran is owned by the big meat-packers, feedyards, and anybody else with an interest in Western Kansas willing to shell out the big bucks for influence. A vote for him will be a vote for more of the same bought-and-paid-for "representation".

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