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C Street friends boost Moran

In an article on the bonds between residents at the C Street town house in Washington, D.C., Politico characterized Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, has having been "distraught" that prominent socially conservative Sens. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., endorsed their fellow C Street resident Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, in the state's GOP Senate primary next year. Tiahrt has attended C Street events but isn't considered a regular at the house, known for its Bible study and fellowship.DeMint said: "They're both good guys, so I wouldn't say anything bad about either one of them. I just know Jerry better. I think he might be able to help shake things up a bit." Coburn said of Moran: "He's not an appropriator. He's in a farm state, and he voted against the farm bill. He demonstrates courage."Tiahrt told Politico: "A lot of people are focusing their attention on the candidates in the primary because they know it's about the future of the party. It's not based on roommates. It's based on ideas. And when it's based on ideas, I get more support." He also said: "My roommate endorsed me — I've been married to her for 33 years."