Nebraska AD Osborne to stump for Moran

Senate candidate Jerry Moran, a Kansas University graduate, will get some help in raising money from Nebraska Athletics Director Tom Osborne, a former congressman, at an event before the KU-Nebraska football game Nov. 14 in Lawrence.

Osborne, the legendary Nebraska football coach, will attend the special pregame reception in Johnson County, according to the Moran campaign. KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins is listed as a member of the host committee for the event on the invitation.

Moran, a Hays Republican who represents most of western and central Kansas in the U.S. House, is seeking the GOP nomination for the Senate against Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Goddard Republican.

The time and location of the Osborne-Moran pre-game event have not been announced yet because Big 12 officials have not set a kickoff time for the game, according to Moran’s campaign.

A SurveyUSA poll released last week showed Moran with a 16-point lead over Tiahrt.

Last weekend, Tiahrt’s campaign also reported earning endorsements from Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and conservative commentator Mark Levin.