Sunday, June 2, 2013

National Republican Senatorial Committee Weighs In On South Dakota Senate Race

From Politico, Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) has weighed in on the South Dakota Republican efforts to win the United States Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson:
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the chair of the NRSC, all but endorsed the GOP establishment favorites running for open Senate seats next year in West Virginia and South Dakota.
In an interview Sunday on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” Moran said he had “great confidence and faith” in Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) and former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, the Republican front-runners to capture seats held by a pair of retiring Democrats.
“She seems to be clearly on her way to being nominated as the Republican candidate in West Virginia,” the campaign committee chairman said of Capito, calling her “a great House member.” Moran was nearly as effusive in praising Rounds, describing the former two-term governor as an “outstanding candidate.”
Capito and Rounds have drawn criticism from conservatives, including the Club for Growth, for their fiscal records but have not yet been met with daunting primary challengers. Moran’s comments suggest Senate Republicans would prefer to keep it that way.
It will be interesting to see how the Republican right wing deals with this pseudo endorsement. I'm guessing loudly and unhappily. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that with all of the Rounds' hoopla and all of the announcements about his trip to Israel, that there has been no mention of him in the Israeli press...