Topeka A group of Kansas retired military members has endorsed Republican Sam Brownback for governor.
The veterans say Brownback, currently a U.S. senator, understands the challenges facing former members of the military.
Brownback's campaign announced the formation of the group "Veterans for Brownback" last week.
Among its 10 co-chairman are retired Lt. Gen. Robert Arter of Leavenworth and retired Lt. Gen. Dick Seitz of Junction City, who served in World War II and Vietnam.
Brownback faces Democratic state Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City in the November election.
Holland's campaign said Monday that Brownback has a weak record on veteran's issues, accusing him of siding with special interests over military personnel.