Skip to comments.Moran Win Another Victory For GOP Establishment
Posted on 08/03/2010 9:59:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Rep. Jerry Moran (R) joined MI venture capitalist Rick Snyder (R) as proof that the more moderate candidates can still get elected in GOP primaries as he defeated conservative stalwart Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R) in the KS-SEN GOP primary. The AP just called the race for Moran; he leads Tiahrt 49-45% with 87 percent of precincts reporting.
If Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam (R) is successful in the 8/5 TN-GOV GOP primary by winning a decisive plurality against two more conservative challengers, that would make the third-straight major GOP win this week by a moderate candidate that led the primary in fundraising.
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Todd Tiahrt ran far more strongly than anyone had expected. Hopefully, he’ll be heard from again.
KS. U-S SEN. GOP - Precincts Reporting: 90%
Winner Candidate Votes Vote %
X MORAN 148,732 49%
TIAHRT 137,000 45%
LITTLE 9,427 3%
LONDERHOLM 7,801 3%
Hotline is breathless about this, but wait -— Moran is conservative, this was a debate measured in inches not miles. And the election was quite close. And .... “Moran backer Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).” ... conservative Jim DeMint has not endorsed moderates and RINOs. How is that ‘establishment’???
Better than expected is just another way of saying he lost. Conservatives have still not shown they have the numbers, and will make the effort, to force meaningful change in this Country. The November elections look to be a mixed bag, at best.
Todd Tiahrt should have won. Moran Vs. Tiahrt 12K votes difference, Little + Londerholm 17K votes wasted.
Focus and discipline by voters is required if Our Republic is to survive! JMHO
Haslem is going to win because of his East Tennessee base, big bucks and the relative low name recognition of his opponents. He has certainly not run as a moderate but never the less he will be the next governor of the great state of Tennessee. A GOP pick-up by the way.
Moran isn't a RINO though. So it isn't all bad. It just wasn't good enough.
“Moran is not more moderate. He is more intelligent, and Tea-Hart is a slimy, lying scumbag.”
Don’t be shy ... state your opinions, man!
I don’t know the men involved, but I worry about the levels of anger in the circular firing squads that have cropped up among us. Will we be able to heed RR’s advice on Nov 2?
Not being a wise guy ... it’s an honest question. Will you support this guy if he wins?
-—Moran backer Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). ... conservative Jim DeMint has not endorsed moderates and RINOs. How is that establishment???-—
Well, he did endorse RINO Dino Rossi over Conservative Didier in WA.
Also, Lindsey Graham over a Conservative challenger.
Plus, Barrett over Haley in SC.
And, as noted here, Moran over Tiahrt - where he sided with McCain as Levin, Palin, etc. backed Tiahrt.
That doesn’t include his 2008 endorsement of Mitt Romney for President.
Nobody’s perfect - nobody - not even with endorsements. Nobody.
Why don't I support any politicians wholeheartedly? Maybe because none ever support me in the smallest way?
jerry moran ran a positive campaign. Todd did not. Todds slimy negative campaign sealed the win for jerry.
nice to see good guys win
Palin loses.....I hope she keeps losing as McCain could be next.
Moran is an ass.
Moran undercuts conservatives all the time.
Moran calls conservatives “wingers” and works against conservatives in other primary races.
I know the guy.
He is NOT one of us!
Yes, he is better than a Democrat, but we can do better than Jerry Moran.
CUT IT OUT! The moral of the “troops” is everybody’s responsibility.
Tiahrt ran against the media, against huge financial advantages of Moran, against huge differences in the numbers of Registered Republicans in Moran's home district compared to Tiahrt’s home district -—
And Tiahrt almost won!
This was a victory tonight!
I would also say that Tiahrt’s race help insura that Mike Pompeo won in the 4th District and that Huelskamp won in the 1st District. (I think I am correct there, been a long night).
Yes, I wish we had done a bit better, but -— Tiahrt is a formidable campaigner, Tiahrt won in the 4th District (Wichita) and Tiahrt won in the 3rd District (Kansas City, KS).
Apparently you are speaking for a group that does not include the idiot Tiahrt.
It is a free country, you do not have to be a conservative if you do not want to be a conservative.
However, Moran is dishonest, and claims to be a conservative when he is not.
Moran will now have to KEEP a number of campaign promises, promises that the RINO Moran would NEVER have made, in the first place, if not for Todd Tiahrt FORCING Moran to the right.
I know Jerry Moran. He can not be trusted, he is NOT a conservative. Moran's finger is always in the wind, and he always has his other hand, at your back, with a knife in it.
He will stab you in the back in a heart beat.
Moran would be another Lindsey Graham, if not for all of the campaign promises that Tiahrt FORCED Moran to make!
Probably. He is the type that big city liberals will vote for. I expect him to pull a Specter, and become a democrat.
I think you worship a bunch of idols who don't know much, but might be suckers for a BS’er. Tiahrt should have lots of time to sell them, because he never leaves Washington, D.C.
You speak often, about “out of state” interests, but you don't seem to realize that MORAN had HUGE out of state PAC contributions, in his campaign!
In short, you are all emotion, no experience, and no facts.
What is YOUR contribution to the conservative cause? From the evidence you have posted here, you seem to do more harm than good.
It has gotten very bad lately...
".....divided we fall"
It was a marriage made in a sweaty back room paid for by the hour. It was enough to make the difference.
More like a adulteress trist made at a seemy motel where in rooms are paid for by the hour! ;-)
Woo closer than expected.
Only light disappointment if any need be registered.
Highest profile loss for Palin so far?
Hopefully McCain will soon trump it.
Considering I live over 1000 miles from Kansas, I dont know much about either one.
Mark Levin had Todd Tiahrt on his radio show, and supported him. I was hoping Tiahrt would win based on Levins support & Constitutional values.
I hope you guys in Kansas made the right choice & know what youre doing!
You have no clue about anything.
See above (You would not repeat yourself if you had a brain.)
What election victories are you responsible for?
I ran a successful professional practice for 23 years.
I don’t know if you are emotional, or just have a really loud mouth.
Do you really think you are effective as a conservative “mouthpiece”? You are just all mouth.
How so? Campaign promises are dust in the wind. The voters have to really know the candidate over their whole life and career to have a chance of knowing how they will vote in the future. Just like McCain's recent tack to the right before the primary vote. Do any of us expect him to stay there after he wins the election?
I think you need to look at the bright side, in every race.
Conservatives must FIGHT, and always push our Republicans further to the Right!
Yes, this matters.
IOW we are still plagued by vote splitters and idiots.
We even have one posting here in FL.
If little and londerhold pulled out there would be no establishment GOP candidate.
We have vote splitters popping up now and looking for “conservative branding” in order to attract and split a few votes to clear the field for RINOs.
Principled useful idiots.
Wow! If you are accurate in your assessment in Post #10, I’m starting to worry about our frined Jim DeMint moving up to higher office (POTUS).
Wow! If you are accurate in your assessment in Post #10, I’m starting to worry about our friend Jim DeMint moving up to higher office (Prez or VP).
In the MI Governor primary, it was a loss for Romney and Huckabee. Romney & DeMint supported Pete Hoestreka. Huckabee backed Mike Cox.
All I want add is that I was for Jerry Moran. And I am glad he won.
It seems while everyone was beating each other over this race. No interest in the house races?
District 3, where I find myself in Johnson County needs to be redistricted so my county can elect better people. Liberals moved the county with Wyandotte and Dougals. Got idiot Kevin Yoder as nominee and already against him.
Businessman Mike Pompeo is on his way toward replacing Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the House in district 4. District 1 went for Republican Tim Huelskamp. Lynn Jenkins won, on her way to being re-elected, in district 2.
Anyhow, I ranted over this senate race before and no that the winner has been nominated I am happy. Plsu it was who I wanted.
Not at the moment, sadly.
Tiahrt lost by 5 percentage points. He got his butt kicked.
Tiahrt made a huge difference, in Kansas.
Pompeo won BIG in the 4th District, largely because of that large turnout, the “conservative coat tails” helped out Mike Pompeo, significantly.
It is also a very save bet that Jerry Moran did NOT vote for the guy that took over the 1st Congressional District.
Tim Huelskamp, the winner, benefited as well from the strong conservative vote, for Tiahrt.
Huelskamp, Pompeo and Tiahrt ALL had the Kansans for Life and the Kansas Rifle Association endorsements.
Tiahrt did conservatives a great service, by running.
Moran NO LONGER CONTROLS THE 1st District! Moran is a tyrant, a control freak, and an enemy to real conservative control of the Republican Party.
I will vote for him, against any Democrat.
I will not sing his praises, however,
Moran is an ass, an untrustworthy, backstabbing ass!
It’s good the next Governor of MI won’t owe any favors to those guys.
What, exactly, is your problem?
Good people, even GREAT people, win and lose elections all the time.
Go away until you have something useful to contribute!
Not in this particular case.
Moran is not a good person, and Moran won.