Published August 04, 2010
| Associated Press
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.-- Kansas Republicans have chosen Congressman Jerry Moran as their nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat in a bitter primary race where both candidates actively courted GOP conservatives.
Moran overcame a strong challenge from fellow Rep. Todd Tiahrt. The key issue for many voters was which longtime politician would be more aggressive in fighting President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.
Baker University assistant dean Lisa Johnston won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Kansas hasn't put a Democrat in the Senate since 1932.