Moran eyeing key Senate political job for 2014

The 2012 election isn’t even over yet, but the Hill newspaper reports that Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is aggressively lobbying fellow senators to support him for the prized job of chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 2014 election. The current chairman is Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. Moran is the sole 2014 contender so far for a chairmanship the Hill noted “has been a springboard to the upper ranks of the Senate GOP leadership.” Moran’s spokeswoman told the Hill: “While he has been encouraged by his colleagues to give the NRSC a serious look, Sen. Moran continues to be focused on making certain Republicans gain a majority in the Senate and win the White House this November.”