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Did Moran staffer make threats?
The Wichita Eagle ^ | 30 July 2010 | Phillip Brownlee

Posted on 07/30/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT by Kansas58

--- "But Patricia Stoneking of the Kansas State Rifle Association and David Gittrich of the Kansans for Life PAC both said Moran campaign manager Todd Novascone — a former state representative from Andover — threatened that their groups would be sorry that they endorsed Tiahrt. Gittrich also claims that Novascone said he had a lot of dirt on Gittrich going back to high school. Tiahrt spokeswoman Michelle Schroeder responded: “Kansans should not have to fear Chicago-style threats from Congressman Moran or his staff simply because they don’t support his campaign.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: kansas; moran; threats; tiahrt
Jerry Moran has been a thorn in the side of grass roots conservatives for as long as I can remember. Moran thinks he OWNS every political decision, made in "his" district, and Moran thinks he can control everything, from the State Legislature on down, if it is in "his" Congressional District. Moran is not content with simply having an "endorsement" or even a kind word, from a conservative group. Moran thinks he can TELL conservative groups who to support. Moran has always been angry with grass roots activists who think for themselves. With my own ears, I heard Jerry Moran refer to conservatives as "Wingers"!

Moran is a bit of a tyrant, and Moran has ALWAYS acted this way. However, Moran usually has his stooges do his dirty work, for him, as he did in this case.

Vote for and support Todd Tiahrt, A true gentleman!

1 posted on 07/30/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

Please contribute, if you can!

2 posted on 07/30/2010 7:57:55 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58


3 posted on 07/30/2010 7:58:09 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kansas58

You don’t make the threat after the unwanted action. You threaten before and carry it out after. Amateurs.

4 posted on 07/30/2010 8:01:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (Who has never paid more than $1800 for a car. And will never own a vessel at all.)
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To: Kansas58

Do you have any information on where the KS SOS race stands? I hope Ensley doesn’t defeat Kobach. How about Lynn Jenkins and Dennis Pyle?

Unfortunately, I know a lot of people who are voting for Moran—my Dad included. I tried to talk him out of it.

5 posted on 07/30/2010 8:04:58 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Kansas58

Thanks for this information. I was unsure on who to vote for. I think Tiahrt votes correctly on issues, but it seems I never hear him speak up until its election time.

6 posted on 07/30/2010 8:08:03 AM PDT by crosshairs (Celebrate diversity. Own a variety of firearms.)
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To: KansasGirl
We have so many hot races, in Kansas this year, that the polls are confusing. I have no information on the SoS race, but I like Kobach in that one, although others are acceptable.
7 posted on 07/30/2010 8:28:37 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

I really want Kobach to win but I think Ensley has a lot of support.

8 posted on 07/30/2010 8:51:50 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Kansas58

Congressman Jerry Moran’s U.S. Senate campaign is conducting a cover up about his voting record as a Kansas Senator and then unwisely has attacked opponent Todd Tiahrt’s campaign for running an ad that tells the truth. The ad reveals:

“inexcusably, Congressman Moran objected to parents’ rights, and responsibilities… when he voted against parental notification. Not once, but twice.”
Kansans for Life Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp, released a media statement Monday night on behalf of the KFL -PAC (Political Action Committee) based on documentation that shows Moran did vote against parental consent in 1989, and against parental notification in 1990 and 1991. At the time of these votes, Moran expressed NO pro-life concerns– in fact, Moran officially joined the written explanations of pro-abortion Kansas Senators in 1990!

It seems that the many failed political cover-up lessons have not been learned by Moran’s camp. Kansans want the truth, not newly-concocted defenses that don’t hold water… to wit, that he voted FOR his Catholic constituents by voting AGAINST the parental bills supported by the Kansas Catholic Conference, as well as KFL, Concerned Women for America and others. What we see is that: a Senator for the more liberal Hays district, Moran voted with the abortion industry;

2.then, as a Congressman for the pro-life First District, he voted pro-life; that he is running to represent the entire state, which includes several abortion strongholds, will he vote pro-life?
A recent fundraiser for Moran by pro-abortion Republicans, shows they have decided who the weaker pro-life candidate is. This is problematic, when combined with Moran’s flawed excuse. (see press release for more details)

Kansans for Life has endorsed Congressman Tiahrt for the GOP primary, read more here.
Posted in Politics | Tagged Mary Kay Culp, U.S. Congressman Jerry Moran, U.S. Sen. Todd Tiahrt | Leave a Comment »

9 posted on 07/30/2010 8:55:45 AM PDT by Kansas58
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Dear Paul,

Todd and I want to warmly thank you for your support for his Senate campaign. Because of your help and a tremendous grassroots effort, Todd is in a very good position to be the next Senator from KS. We are sprinting for the next 4 days to a victory on August 3rd.

Unfortunately, Congressman Moran’s campaign is so out of control that he has crossed the line. For reasons only Congressman Moran can explain, he has brought Chicago style gutter politics into our Kansas homes.

Congressman Moran’s campaign has threatened and attempted to intimidate our supporters. Last spring, young women involved with the Kansas College Republicans were threatened with a lawsuit unless they withdrew their endorsement of Todd Tiahrt for Senate.

Just this week we learned Congressman Moran’s campaign called and threatened Patricia Stoneking of the Kansas State Rifle Association for her group’s courageous decision to endorse Todd.

Then it was discovered that David Gittrich with Kansans for Life was threatened after KFL released their endorsement of Todd Tiahrt.

Congressman Moran’s inappropriate threats and intimidation tactics toward Kansas citizens has to end. Kansans should not have to fear Chicago-style threats from Congressman Moran simply because they don’t support his campaign.

Enough is enough! When Kansans who support Todd Tiahrt get threatening calls from Congressman Moran’s campaign - we must put a stop to it. Let Congressman Moran know that his desperate threats and intimidation tactics have no place in Kansas !

With your continued support we will defeat the lies, threats and thuggery with a big win on Aug 3rd. Will you contribute $100, $50, $25 or whatever you can afford to Todd Tiahrt for Senate today!

I also challenge you to forward this email to your entire address book and encourage your friends to contribute securely online to Todd Tiahrt for Senate by clicking on this link!

Todd and I sincerely appreciate your friendship and support. We have been through many battles together and with your support, we will prevail on this journey to the U.S. Senate.

Best regards,
Vicki Tiahrt

P.S. Please join Todd, Jessica, John and me at the Wichita Airport Hilton on August 3rd to celebrate a Tiahrt victory on election day!

10 posted on 07/30/2010 9:05:02 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Dr. Sivana
Moran also threatened a lawsuit against the Kansas Federation of College Republicans, for their support and endorsement of Todd Tiahrt.
11 posted on 07/30/2010 9:51:40 AM PDT by Kansas58
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