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Kansan Jerry Moran among 16 least-known senators

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No well-known candidate has stepped forward to challenge Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., who will seek a second term in November. But the Washington Post noted that he’s not especially well-known in Kansas himself. Moran was among the 16 least-known members of the Senate in a recent Morning Consult poll, with 28 percent of surveyed Kansans saying they either had no opinion of him or didn’t know of him. That lack of name recognition is surprising, given the hundreds of town halls Moran has done during 19 years in Congress. In the same poll, 41 percent approved of Moran while 31 percent disapproved. The “don’t know/no opinion” number for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was just 19 percent, likely because voters won’t soon forget the relentless TV ads that preceded his 2014 re-election. – Rhonda Holman

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