Moran makes his move

Congratulations to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., for his success Wednesday in winning the chairmanship of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. That’s a reflection of the trust the GOP caucus puts in the first-term senator’s ability to raise money and deliver winning candidates for the 2014 Senate races. The pressure on him will be enormous, given last week’s net loss of two Senate seats to Democrats. It’s encouraging to see Moran, who spent 14 low-key years in the House, step into the spotlight. And it will be great to have a Kansan back in a key leadership role in the chamber once led by Kansan Bob Dole. UPDATE: Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, was chosen Wednesday as vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.