Sen Coburn (R-OK) Endorses Moran

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Rep. Jerry Moran has the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma in his 2010 bid for the Senate.

Moran's office announced the endorsement Thursday and quoted oburn as saying that Moran is a man of character and integrity.

Moran's office called Coburn a national leader in the movement to cut government spending, balance the federal budget and protect human life.

Moran is a Republican who was elected last year to his seventh term representing the sprawling 1st District that includes western Kansas. He is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sam Brownback, who has launched a campaign for governor.

Also in the running for the Senate seat is Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Republican who represents the Wichita-centered 4th District.

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