Now that his candidate — Rick Perry — is out of the presidential race, Gov. Sam Brownback is not throwing his support behind anyone else in the contest at this point, Brownback’s office said Thursday.
“Rick is a great guy and ran a hard race,” Brownback said. “I’m glad he engaged the discussion on how to turn our country around, and I know he’ll continue being a successful governor in Texas — leading the country in job creation,” he said.
Brownback, a friend of Perry’s, made headlines last summer as the only governor to appear in person with Perry at a stadium prayer event in Houston that was put on by several groups that are highly critical of homosexuality and abortion rights.
In September, Brownback endorsed Perry.
In 2007, Brownback, then a U.S. senator, ran for the Republican Party nomination for president, but his campaign failed to gain any traction. Shortly afterward, he endorsed the eventual GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain.
During that campaign, Brownback was critical of Mitt Romney, the current GOP frontrunner.