Jerry Moran was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up with tea party favorite Ted Cruz to try to defeat the omnibus spending bill, which put him at odds with GOP leadership. Moran’s move raised eyebrows because he’d spent the past two years as part of that leadership team. So why did Moran buck the party line? Maybe it’s because he’s up for re-election in 2016.
Jerry Moran was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up with tea party favorite Ted Cruz to try to defeat the omnibus spending bill, which put him at odds with GOP leadership. Moran’s move raised eyebrows because he’d spent the past two years as part of that leadership team. So why did Moran buck the party line? Maybe it’s because he’s up for re-election in 2016. Pete Marovich MCT
Jerry Moran was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up with tea party favorite Ted Cruz to try to defeat the omnibus spending bill, which put him at odds with GOP leadership. Moran’s move raised eyebrows because he’d spent the past two years as part of that leadership team. So why did Moran buck the party line? Maybe it’s because he’s up for re-election in 2016. Pete Marovich MCT

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December 19, 2014 04:49 PM