Congressmen Continue Campaign For U.S. Senate Seat

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August 2, 2010

Two Republican congressmen both say they're confident they'll win Tuesday's primary. But only one will represent the GOP in the general election. So, Monday, each candidate spent the day telling voters why they're the best person for the job.

"We're going to sprint to the finish and hopefully we will win tomorrow," said Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidate Todd Tiahrt.

"I don't see any momentum going any other direction, I see it coming my way," said Republican U.S. Senatorial Candidate Jerry Moran.

Tiahrt spoke to voters in Derby Monday, and held a news conference at the Bullet Stop in Wichita, after receiving an endorsement from the Kansas State Rifle Association.

"I'm a constitutional conservative Republican, I believe in our constitution as a firm document that is the foundation of what we hope for, for our kids," said Tiahrt.

In Topeka, Jerry Moran preached the same conservative values to a group of supporters.

"The Tea Party Senator was the one who said that he knows both candidates, and if you will send me a couple of more Morans to the Senate, we can change the Senate and therefore we can change the country," said Moran.

Change is something else both Congressmen promise, hoping to use their leadership in the House, to propel them to the Senate.

"It's not just about a congressional district, it's what we do everyday to make certain that good things happen across our state," said Moran.

"I will put my record as a Congressman against anybody's in the nation," said Tiahrt.

Although the two candidates may have disagreed during months of campaigning against each other... Monday, they didn't agree on one thing.

"I think the interest of what's going on in our nation's capitol is so serious, so intense, I would expect large voter turnout," said Moran.

"It's critical in an election that people get involved, and I want folks to come out and vote for a better future tomorrow," said Tiahrt.


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