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Brownback uses presence, not PACs, to make a difference in Iowa

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Sam Brownback[(The Hill)Iowa takes place of Congress for battle among '08 hopefuls:][1] Brownback also focused on Iowa. He campaigned for five state-level candidates there and also took time to get to know them before public appearances. Brandmeyer, the Polk County GOP official, contrasted Frist's and Brownback's styles. She said Brownback spent significant time campaigning with GOP challengers while Frist preferred to dole out money and make appearances with elected officials. "Brownback is really out here helping with my local candidates and Senator Frist is out here representing his PAC; he's not really campaigning along my local candidates," she said, noting that Brownback has a much smaller leadership PAC.[(WorldNetDaily commentary) Losing to Iran:][2] We had hoped that Secretary Rice would bring to the State Department a renewed vigor and a determination to effect a policy of regime change in Iran. Disappointingly, she has become yet another casualty of State's failed "engage and contain" strategy for dealing with Iran. Despite the efforts of Sens. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., the State Department has steadfastly resisted dispersing funds to groups that could have cause a Ukrainian-style Orange Revolution to occur in Iran. Even today, regime change in Tehran is not the State Department's current policy.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][3] [1]: http://www.hillnews.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/090506/news7.html [2]: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51827 [3]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed

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