The Senate race between Reps. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, and Jerry Moran, R-Hays, is "nasty and getting nastier," reported the Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. The paper questioned Tiahrt, who is trailing Moran in fundraising and in the polls, about a recent campaign press release that accused Moran of lying. Tiahrt denied ever calling Moran a liar but said that Moran is "disingenuous." Sen. Pat Roberts blamed the nastiness on the "family affair" nature of the GOP primary. "Anytime you have family squabble, it has a megaphone effect," Roberts said.