Former ag secretary endorses Moran for Senate

By Steve Kraske

Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, a former U.S. agriculture secretary, today endorsed Jerry Moran for the U.S. Senate.

The endorsement comes one day after former House Speaker Dennis Hastert endorsed Moran’s opponent for the Republican nomination, Todd Tiahrt.

“A leader both in Kansas and nationally, I look forward to having Jerry Moran as part of the United States Senate,” said Johanns said. “Jerry has established himself as a principled conservative who listens to the people he represents.

“Among the few national leaders in agriculture, Jerry has been a driving force in agriculture policy throughout his time in Congress, but has never lost sight of the people for whom he works. As it is in Nebraska, Kansans need to have someone that represents their interests and not the powers of Washington, D.C.

As ag secretary, Johanns said he often talked to Moran, a senior House Agriculture Committee member. Secretary Johanns also worked with Moran on opening additional markets for American farmers and ranchers and how best to serve family farmers across the country.