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McCain endorses Moran for Senate bid

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U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran's campaign for a Senate seat says it has scored an endorsement from Sen. John McCain — of Arizona and the GOP's unsuccessful nominee for president last year.

“I’m proud to endorse my friend Jerry Moran in his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Moran has a proven record of fiscal responsibility. He has stood up to irresponsible spending on both sides of the aisle and is not afraid to oppose wasteful earmarks that cheat the American taxpayer,” McCain said in a statement released by Moran's campaign. “With government spending levels reaching record highs and trust in Washington, D.C., reaching record lows, we need a leader of courage and integrity like Jerry Moran to help get our country back on track.”

Moran, a Kansas University graduate from Hays whose House district includes most of western and central Kansas, will face U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, in the GOP primary in August 2010.

“Sen. John McCain is an inspiration to countless Kansans and our entire nation. His courage and valor make him one of America’s true heroes. He is a man who has truly put his country first against all odds,” Moran said. “His strong endorsement for my candidacy is very humbling and gives our campaign great momentum in the months ahead.”

Moran has also received endorsements from several other senators: Jim DeMint, South Carolina; Richard Burr, North Carolina; John Thune, South Dakota; Tom Coburn, Oklahoma; and Mike Johanns, Nebraska.

Tiahrt has earned endorsements from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former Rep. Jim Ryun, former education secretary Bill Bennett and Kansans for Life.

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yankeelady 5 years, 11 months ago

At least he seems to be somewhat moderate.

blindrabbit 5 years, 11 months ago

Thank god he did not jump in with Smilin Sam and Ryun to endorse Tiahrt. Seems like McCain has regained some sanity after the Palin fiasco.

lounger 5 years, 11 months ago

Um...Im not sure an endorsement by McCain will do ANYONE ANY GOOD!

ralphralph 5 years, 11 months ago

Of course McCain endorsed Moran ... the latter being in the pocket of the corporate feedyards, etc., who support illegal immigration and the exploitation of the undocumented workers at the big packing plants. Ah! A kindred spirit!

Brendon Allen 5 years, 11 months ago

Did anyone else get this letter from Tiahrt? It almost made me lose my lunch... seriously Moran at least has a stand on issues that are not just moral in nature, like the ones that actually have a chance of passing. Tiahrt is a complete idiot.

http://www.nvo.com/ballen/nss-folder/temp/Tiahrt.pdf

Sulla 5 years, 11 months ago

yankeelady: Moran a "moderate"?? Moderate Republicans are an extinct species(any elected GOPer that is). Even Barry Goldwater couldn't get the Republican nomination for any office today. Centrist Ike Eisenhower types were drummed out of their ranks long ago and no need to mention what happened to authentic liberal Bull Moose Republicans.

blindrabbit 5 years, 11 months ago

ksballen: I read Tiahrt letter attachment and laughed all the way through it. I'm absolutely no Tiahrt fan, but the letter is so blatent that either it is a smear by someone or Tiahrt and his committee are out of their minds.

Jim Williamson 5 years, 11 months ago

If elected, Todd Tiahrt can join Lynn Jenkins as another Kansas politician everyone else can ignore. Lynn's simply in over her head, but God bless her, she's trying to save people money. Tiahrt's going to just get laughed at by the band of common sense moderates who do most of the heavy lifting around DC these days.

RogueThrill 5 years, 11 months ago

Did anyone else get this letter from Tiahrt? It almost made me lose my lunch… seriously Moran at least has a stand on issues that are not just moral in nature, like the ones that actually have a chance of passing. Tiahrt is a complete idiot.

http://www.nvo.com/ballen/nss-folder/

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HAHAHAAH Christians crack me up.

puddleglum 5 years, 11 months ago

is this the same mccain that endorsed sarah palin?

well, she is hotter than moran

Richard Heckler 5 years, 11 months ago

The Reagan/Bush deregulation craze, Global Economy and The Reagan Bush Home Loan scandal wrecked the economy. Bush/Quale came along and continued down the road of wreckanomics. All of this activity put millions of people out of work.

Then Bush/Cheney lied and took us down the road of trillion dollar wars,another home loan scandal which has wrecked the economy and continued wreckanomics.

This equals 20 years of the last 29 that were wrecked by RINO Bush family of politicians. They never told anyone during their campaigns they were going to wreck our economy and put millions upon millions upon millions out of work and pass tax laws that encourage tax laws favoring outsourcing. The icing on the cake was deregulation that promoted the unemployment of america.

We know Reagan/Bush/Gingrich reckless RINO's are proud to have supported this reckless fiscal behavior as is noted by the blind loyalty to reckless wrecknomics.

The bottom line is no one can repair in a few months what 20 years of reckless RINO's did. Yes RINO's took the USA distinction as a world financial super power down the tubes in 8 years. Talk about stupid and criminal.

Oh yes the Reagan/Bush family of politicians have long history of selling weapons to just about anybody as the Iran-Contra weapons deal symbolizes. Ole man Prescott Bush was a huge nazi supporter which is indicated by his weapons deals with the nazi's

These BUSHCO weapon deals have continued to the countries declared as evil or as known “enemies”. Yes the USA arms industry has armed Iran,Afghanistan,Pakistan and Iraq over the years.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 11 months ago

McCain representing the party that has stood by and allowed two savings and loan scandal wreck the economy. Republicans do not question their leaders ..... they just say yes.

blindrabbit 5 years, 11 months ago

merrill: Posts are great, keep it up. Most posters here will not accept the truth, no matter the evidence.

Sulla 5 years, 11 months ago

Merrill: What's your definition of a 'RINO'?? And what would be a real deal Republican in your book? Just asking here. As for the "deregulation craze", you can't put all the blame on Bonzo and the Shrubs. It began with Nixon in '73 and Peanuts Jimmy was a dedicated dereugulator before the American voter elected that senile retard in 1980...

blindrabbit 5 years, 11 months ago

Pilgrim: I do not know Merrill, but what he said in this series makes a lot of sense to me; the evidence supports what he says. As far as the "truth", I did not use "it" in the same sentence with Merrill, I'll be reading his further posts (as well as yours) to see which of you is the more credible.

Yawnmower 5 years, 11 months ago

Ummm...did no one else laugh at the headline pun? McCain endorses moron for senate bid .

yankeelady 5 years, 11 months ago

I was using the term "moderate" only in comparison to Tiahart.

jonas_opines 5 years, 11 months ago

"I did not use “it” in the same sentence with Merrill, I'll be reading his further posts (as well as yours) to see which of you is the more credible."

Just a warning, but that could make your head explode.

beatrice 5 years, 11 months ago

merrill: "McCain representing the party that has stood by and allowed two savings and loan scandal wreck the economy. Republicans do not question their leaders ….. they just say yes."

Until they are no longer in control. Then they only say "NO!," like it is a viable policy.

Sulla 5 years, 11 months ago

All you here worried about Tiahrt ,well it's going to get worse:soon we will have a 'Governor Brownback' who is a certified religious fanatic.He belongs to the Opus Dei Taliban wing of the Church of Rome,and none has the zeal of a religious convert....

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