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Brownback makes it official, calls it quits

October 19, 2007

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Brownback leaves race for White House

Today Sen. Sam Brownback ended his candidacy for the 2008 Republican nomination for president. Enlarge video

— Trailing in polls and campaign cash, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas today dropped out of the Republican presidential campaign.

Brownback announced his decision at a news conference in the Statehouse.

Brownback had spent much of the past year campaigning in Iowa in preparation for the GOP caucus in January.

Known for his opposition to abortion, embyronic stem cell research and gay marriage, Brownback was a darling of the religious right.

He officially launched his campaign in January, saying he was the "conservative you can trust."

But recent polls showed Brownback with just single digit percentage support of Republican voters in Iowa and nationally.

In August, he finished third in the Iowa straw poll even though several top tier candidates had not participated in the contest.

At 51, Brownback has said he would not run for another senate term in 2010. There has been speculation that he might run for governor.

Comments

laughingatallofu 7 years, 2 months ago

Dang! Now he's back wreaking havoc in the Senate! Sammy may be a conservative, but his ego is bigger than the state that he "represents". His ego ("there are enough people who agree with my narrowly-minded views that I can win") doomed his candidacy. I just hope that he doesn't damage the country for the rest of his political career (and let's not even THINK about him running for Guvnr in 2010),

toefungus 7 years, 2 months ago

This guy is going to run for governor in 2010? His yellow brick road won't reach the Governor's mansion, either.

jayhawks71 7 years, 2 months ago

Let the good times roll! Party time. Sammy's out. Thank (his) god.

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