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Sam Brownback spent $2.68 million on Kansas governor’s campaign — four times the $660,000 spent by Tom Holland

Sam Brownback was sworn in as the 46th governor of Kansas on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. The inauguration ceremony was held in the Kansas House chamber after being forced inside due to a snow storm.

January 11, 2011


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— New finance reports show Republican Gov. Sam Brownback spent $2.68 million on his successful campaign last year. That's about four times the $660,000 spent by the Democratic nominee, state Sen. Tom Holland.

Brownback and Holland's campaigns were required to file reports by Monday with the secretary of state's office. The reports covered fundraising and spending from Oct. 22 through the end of December.

The reporting period included the final days before November's general election. Brownback spent about $401,000 during that final push, compared to only $92,000 spent by Holland.

The candidates have previously filed reports covering the rest of the campaign, where Brownback also outspent Holland by a wide margin.

Brownback received 63 percent of the vote.


bobberboy 3 years, 3 months ago

ole brownie boy - bank rolled by the good ole koch brothers.


olddognewtrix 3 years, 3 months ago

Question for theLJW--how much were the contributions to Brownback from the Koch brothers, Koch Industries, and its political facade called Ameicans for Prosperity?


Centerville 3 years, 3 months ago

It's a news story as long as no one mentions that Sibeleus has to spend over $6 million to get 53% of the vote.


Richard Payton 3 years, 3 months ago

Brownies taste better with added ingredients such as nuts!


situveux1 3 years, 3 months ago

Sebelius spent $5 million. So what?


Hudson Luce 3 years, 3 months ago

My bet is that he'll be the Republican Presidential candidate in 2012, and he'll win by a landslide over whoever the Democrats pick to be their sacrificial lamb - and it may not be Obama. I'd expect a moderate, pro-business Administration that doesn't create much controversy for Brownback's Governorship.


irvan moore 3 years, 3 months ago

if ya want to be president you have a better shot being a governor than a senator so it was probably money well spent.


BigDog 3 years, 3 months ago

The question ought to be, given the campaign Tom Holland was running .... who was willing to waster their money on it?


BigDog 3 years, 3 months ago

He did didn't even approach the $3.8 million spent by Sebelius in three months on media during her re-election camapaign.


notajayhawk 3 years, 3 months ago

seeker_of_truth (anonymous) says…

"He bought it and the sheep went along with it."

Guess that pretty much explains Obama's election, eh seeker?

Oops, sorry, forgot the Democrat/Liberal mantra:

'But ... but ... but ... but that's different!!!'


Fred Whitehead Jr. 3 years, 3 months ago

And this is how you buy the election, more yard signs. Ask any Lawrence city "commissioner"


nugget 3 years, 3 months ago

WIth huge contributions from Texas oil interests. Follow the money. Brownback works for the oil industry. He's in their back pocket and his votes and legislating will follow.


8ball 3 years, 3 months ago

just think of all the jobs he created or saved by spending this money,he may have saved this state from going bankrupt.


kernal 3 years, 3 months ago

Funds provided compliment of AT&T, Koch, .....

Someday, the "untraceable" funds may come back to byte some campaigns.


Flap Doodle 3 years, 3 months ago

That's a small fraction of the untracable cash Dear Leader rustled up for the 2008 election.


matthewlyon 3 years, 3 months ago

Holland was a dreadful candidate. Parkinson would not have fared much better. It was a GOP year and Brownback was an exceptionally strong candidate.


overthemoon 3 years, 3 months ago

seems like wasteful spending to me.


ksriver2010 3 years, 3 months ago

Why is this a surprise?

Tom Holland never had a chance (especially in Western Kansas), no matter how much money he had. If Parkinson had run he might have given Brownback a run for his money.


bd 3 years, 3 months ago

sore losers!

Tea anyone???


seeker_of_truth 3 years, 3 months ago

He bought it and the sheep went along with it.


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