Archive for Tuesday, September 22, 2009

McCain backs Moran in Kansas Senate race

September 22, 2009


— Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran picked up an endorsement from Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday, touching off a tussle with his Senate race rival over earmarks and air tankers.

McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, said in a statement Monday that Moran has a proven record of fiscal responsibility and has opposed wasteful earmarks. The Arizona senator has long opposed earmarks.

The campaign of Moran’s opponent, fellow Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt, said Moran’s fiscal restraint is recent and comes at the expense of Kansas.

Moran and Tiahrt are vying for the seat that will be vacated by Republican Sen. Sam Brownback when his term ends in 2010. Brownback is running for governor.

No Democrat has formally announced a run for the Senate seat.

Moran said McCain’s “strong endorsement for my candidacy is very humbling and gives our campaign great momentum in the months ahead.”

McCain won Kansas in the 2008 November presidential election, but the state’s Republicans picked Mike Huckabee in the GOP caucuses.

Aaron Trost, Moran’s campaign spokesman, said that like McCain, Moran has worked against wasteful spending by opposing earmarks. Earmarks, also called pork, set aside funding for projects specific to a district or state.

Trost pointed to an Aug. 12 report from the conservative Club For Growth that gave Moran a 96 percent score for his votes on 68 amendments seen by the group as “anti-pork.” Tiahrt’s rating was 29 percent.

Trost said Moran has requested earmarks, but also supports a moratorium on them.

“While the current system is in place, Jerry will make responsible requests for his district, like securing projects for the Air National Guard and the Air Force,” Trost said. “Unlike his opponent, Jerry will take a firm stand against wasteful earmarks and congressional members’ pet projects that have nothing to do with Kansas.”

Moran sponsored or co-sponsored 25 earmarks totaling $17.4 million in spending bills for this fiscal year, ranking him 273rd out of 435 House members, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


blindrabbit 8 years, 6 months ago

Too bad the posts on this story from yesterday have disappeared.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 6 months ago

Aside from not supporting troops and vets during 8 years of Bush/Cheney McCain has other colorful history.

Blindly supporting Bush/Cheney is plenty colorful enough.

How in the world did 9/11/01 hijackers/terrorists get by Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice?

Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice dropped the ball in a very big way. Gen. Hayden of NSA Knew the hijackers were living but a few blocks from his NSA headquarters yet never invited the FBI to pursue and provide ultimate security information. YES BUSHCO failed the American people.

Still the Bush/Cheney party blindly supported this admin in spite of this mammoth screw up.

The repub/neoconservative/PNAC party is largest law breaker in our nations history:

Isn't it odd each time our nations financial institutions crumble there are Bush family near by and a McCain still in office?

Who has history with financial institutions going south such as the savings and loan scandal? Republicans!

McCain: The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five. The story of "the Keating Five" has become a scandal rivaling Teapot Dome and Watergate ...

Richard Heckler 8 years, 6 months ago

Consider that so many governments have been described as evil why on earth would this RINO party support selling weapons to evil governments. Reagan-Bush supported the Taliban with weapons.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 6 months ago

Who has history with financial institutions going south such as the savings and loan scandal? Republicans!

About the Bush/Cheney fraudulent home loan scandal:

About the Bush/Reagan Savings and Loan Scandal(home loans)

staff04 8 years, 6 months ago

So this story runs twice in consecutive days? C'mon out with your endorsement LJW gawds!

If they'd just roll the tape of Tiahrt getting laughed at for lying during a town hall meeting the love affair would be consummated...

somedude20 8 years, 6 months ago

I would rather have the Cookie Monster endorse me than old man McCain.

Flap Doodle 8 years, 6 months ago

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