How much did our two senators, Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback, receive from the National Rifle Assn. in the last election cycle?
The Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington, D.C., organization that focuses on campaign finance issues, compiled a report that indicated neither Republican senator from Kansas received contributions from the NRA's Political Victory Fund during the 1997-1998 election cycle.
Brownback did accept $3,000 from Safari Club International, which promotes wildlife conservation and the right to hunt, but there was no record in the report dated April 1 of Brownback or Roberts taking money from the NRA's political action committee.
In the election cycle, the four incumbent U.S. House members from Kansas were beneficiaries of the gun lobby's PAC. Totals: Jim Ryun, $19,961; Todd Tiahrt and Vince Snowbarger, both $9,900; and Jerry Moran, $6,950.