Kansas Reps. Moran and Tiahrt Shooting for Senate Seat

Two Kansas Republican congressmen, Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt, are considering making bids to succeed Sen. Sam Brownback (R) in 2010, reports the Kansas City Star.

With Brownback saying that he’ll honor his pledge not to run for another term, Moran filed paperwork Friday that will allow him to accept contributions for a Senate campaign.

“Jerry was on the ballot for the U.S. House for the last time,” Moran spokesman Travis Murphy told the Star. “He’s made his intentions known for some time that this was his plan.”

Tiahrt has been traveling the state to raise his profile. He took a shot at Moran’s chances, telling the Star that he didn’t think the state would have two senators from the same congressional district. Sen. Pat Roberts (R) comes from the same Western Kansas district as Moran.

Tiahrt added: “I can guarantee there will be others who will get into this race.”

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