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Tiahrt gaining on Moran where it counts

The latest SurveyUSA poll, co-sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, of 453 likely GOP primary voters showed little change since April in what's essentially a tie for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate next year — Rep. Jerry Moran of Hays with 40 percent, Rep. Todd Tiahrt (in photo) of Goddard with 38 percent and 22 percent undecided. The numbers to watch as the campaign progresses are those out of northeast Kansas, where neither congressman has a home-field advantage. In April, Moran led Tiahrt there 43 to 20 percent; now, Moran leads by just 8 percentage points.