Jerry Moran

Kansas News Digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for May 21, 2010. Light withdraws bid for re-election: Will others follow? (Kansas Republican Assembly) "State Representative Bill Light withdrew his candidacy for re-election to the Kansas House May 12. Light was facing a strong conservative challenge in the August primary by Dan Widder of Ulysses." Historic sales tax increase and nanny-state laws mark the 2010 session in Kansas (Kansas Liberty) "So far Gov. Mark Parkinson has signed into law a total of 149 bills, and Parkinson now has until May 28 to take action on any remaining bills that were passed by the…
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Wichita winter tea party: it’s inside this Saturday

Kansans For Liberty is hosting a tea party this Saturday February 20 at Century II Exhibition Hall. It starts at 1:00 pm. Lynda Tyler, the organizer for this event, says that there are two levels to this event: A stage with organizations, candidates, a forum, ending with keynote speaker Apostle Claver. The other level is the decorated tables around the outside of the room representing organizations and campaigns from all over Kansas. The event is free to the public. There will be raffles for flags, baskets, dinners to Mike’s Steakhouse, and two tickets to see Sarah Palin at the Intrust…
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Moran to address Wichita Pachyderms

Today, United States Representative from the first district of Kansas Jerry Moran will address the members and guests of the Wichita Pachyderm Club. Moran is running against Todd Tiahrt for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate from Kansas. Tiahrt spoke at the same event one week earlier. All are welcome to attend Pachyderm club meetings. The program costs $10, which includes a delicious buffet lunch including salad, soup, two main dishes, and ice tea and coffee. The meeting starts at noon, although it's recommended to arrive fifteen minutes early to get your lunch before the program starts. The…
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Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality

"Discerning any major differences between Kansas GOP Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt requires a microscope, but as the Senate primary between them builds steam, wedges are beginning to be laid." Analysis of the 2010 Kansas Republican Senate race from The Hill: Kansas GOP Senate nominee may be matter of personality.
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Kansas Senator Dick Kelsey Announces for Congress

On Friday Kansas Senator Dick Kelsey announced that he is a candidate for the United States Congress. Kelsey seeks the seat presently held by Todd Tiahrt, who is running for United States Senate. The Wichita Eagle covered the announcement in the story State Sen. Dick Kelsey to run for Tiahrt's congressional seat. A question I asked Kelsey afterwards is if Tiahrt will endorse a successor. Kelsey said that he doesn't believe Tiahrt will make an endorsement, and he doesn't think he should. Tiahrt, he said, needs every friend he can get in his run for the Senate. What about the…
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Todd Tiahrt on the Kansas Senate Primary

At Friday's meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club, United States Congressman for the fourth district of Kansas Todd Tiahrt was the speaker. Dion Lefler of the Wichita Eagle covered Tiaht's speech in the news story Tiahrt offers thoughts on Obama, stimulus to Wichita Pachyderm Club. After the meeting I spoke to the congressman and asked a few questions. One topic that seems to be on the minds of many Republicans is the desire to avoid a prolonged primary battle for the United States Senate seat between Tiahrt and Kansas first district congressman Jerry Moran. I asked Tiahrt if it's important…
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Jerry Moran Clarifies Attitude Towards Obama Administration

At the general meeting at Kansas Days on January 31, Kansas first district congressman Jerry Moran sought to clarify or recast the impression a news story left in the minds of attendees. A Wichita Eagle news story headlined Moran: Obama easier to work with than Bush starts with the sentence "The day after filing to run for U.S. Senate, Rep. Jerry Moran told a Wichita audience that President Obama may be easier to work with than President George W. Bush was." Referring to this story, Moran said these words: I will tell you that I don't think that's the case,…
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