Wichita aircraft leaders back Tiahrt

vote 2010 headerFive leaders in Wichita’s aircraft industry announced today their endorsement of U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the Republican primary race for the U.S. SenateĀ  in Kansas.

Bill Boisture of Hawker Beechcraft, David Coleal of Bombardier Learjet, Jack Pelton of Cessna, Jeff Turner of Spirit AeroSystems and Steve Wade of Boeing Wichita signed a letter that described Tiahrt as a “true advocate for the aerospace industry and jobs in our state.”

Tiahrt, whose 4th Congressional District includes Wichita, is battling Rep. Jerry Moran of Hays for the open seat. Tom Little, a Mound City accountant, is also a GOP candidate.

The primary election is Tuesday.