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July 18, 2013 1:53 PM

GOP’s Jerry Moran, not a gambler, bets on taking back Senate

When the Republican senator from Kansas volunteered to lead his party’s effort to take control of the Senate next year, his eagerness to tackle such a high-profile, high-pressure job ran against type. As the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Moran has stepped into the spotlight to make an uncharacteristic gamble: If the party regains the Senate majority, he’ll get the credit. If it falls short, he’ll take the brunt of the blame.

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