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Aren't Tiahrt, Moran on same side on Gitmo?

In their contest for next year's GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, Reps. Todd Tiahrt and Jerry Moran "are trying to out-Gitmo each other" as a way to appeal to northeast Kansas voters, suggested They both oppose moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to Fort Leavenworth. But Tiahrt suggested to Politico that Moran vacillated on the Gitmo question during a C-SPAN interview.Tiahrt said, "I was very clear from the very beginning: I don't want them in Fort Leavenworth, I don't want them anywhere in Kansas, and I don't want them anywhere in America. So there's a difference in how we approach this."Moran's reply: "I think most Americans think detaining terrorists off our shores is better than detaining them on our shores. From my point of view, Fort Leavenworth is not any place for this to occur."