Jerry Moran on earmarks: Mistakes were made

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Jerry Moran showed up at the U.S. Senate’s first Tea Party Caucus meeting on Thursday with the political equivalent of lipstick on his collar.

Tea-party organizations want Congress to ban earmarks. Moran thinks it’s a good idea, but he’s a relatively recent convert. While in the U.S. House, he regularly made earmark requests. During the 2010 fiscal year, he asked for $19.4 million for various projects and then, during the campaign, would tell any Kansan he could find that federal spending was what was making them sad.

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