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Personal life
Sam Brownback was born in Parker, Kansas to Nancy and Robert Brownback.[2] He was raised in a farming family in Parker, Kansas; his ancestors settled in Kansas after leaving Pennsylvania following the Civil War.[3] Brownback was state president of Future Farmers of America, and was its national vice president from 1976 to 1977.[4] While at Kansas State University, he was elected student body president and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho.[5] He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982. After college, Brownback spent approximately a year working as a broadcaster; he hosted a weekly half-hour show.[3][6] He is married to the former Mary Stauffer, whose family owned and sold a successful media company in 1995.[7] They have five children, including an adopted son and daughter. One of his daughters, Jenna, was adopted from China when she was two years old.

United States Senator from Kansas Incumbent Assumed office November 7, 1996 Serving with Pat Roberts Preceded by Sheila Frahm

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas’s 2nd district In office January 4, 1995 – November 7, 1996 Preceded by Succeeded by Born Jim Slattery Jim Ryun September 12, 1956 (1956-09-12) Parker, Kansas Republican Mary Brownback Topeka, Kansas Kansas State University University of Kansas attorney, farmer Roman Catholic

Religious views
Play sound Senator Sam Brownback to David Shankbone on religion in America.ogg Senator Brownback discusses science and religion in American politics in October 2007, during his Presidential run. A full transcript is found here. Brownback told Rolling Stone that he had moved from mainline Protestantism to evangelicalism before his 2002 conversion to Catholicism, and that in 1994 he became involved with The Fellowship, a conservative Christian U.S. political organization. Raised as a Methodist, Brownback later joined a nondenominational evangelical church, Topeka Bible Church, which he still regularly attends, even though in 2002, he converted to Catholicism. He joined the Church through Opus Dei priest Father C. John McCloskey in Washington DC.[8][9] Brownback himself, however, is not a member of the Opus Dei organization.[10]

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Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is the senior United States Senator from the U.S. state of Kansas. During 2007, he was a candidate in the Republican primaries for the 2008 Presidential election. He has announced that he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010, and is expected to run for Governor of Kansas in the 2010 election.[1]


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Brownback was a cosponsor of the Constitution Restoration Act, which would have limited the power of federal courts to rule on church/state issues. Brownback told Rolling Stone that he chairs the Senate Values Action Team, an off-the-record weekly meeting of representatives from religious conservative organizations.

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with his support of term limits for members of Congress.[11] It has been rumored that Brownback may run for Governor of Kansas in the 2010 elections.[12] In 2000, Brownback and Congressman Chris Smith led the effort to enact the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).[13] President Clinton signed the legislation in October 2000. According to Christianity Today, the stronger enforcement increased the number of U.S. federal trafficking cases eightfold in the five years after enactment.[14] In 2001 Brownback submitted S.1465[107], which authorized Presidential waivers for foreign aid to Pakistan. S.1465[107] passed by a unanimous unrecorded vote of Senators present. The Pakistani Government utilized the U.S. Foreign Aide, when received from the U.S. Government, in an attempt to bribe Mujahideen and Taliban Militants inside that country. Taliban Commanders and Mujahideen Commander Nek Mohammed openly admitted that they intended to use the foreign aid money to repay loans, which they had received from al Qaeda. As of August 12, 2007, in the 110th Session of Congress, Brownback has missed 123 votes due to campaigning (39.7 percent) — surpassed only by Tim Johnson (D) of South Dakota who due to a critical illness has missed 100% of the votes of the 110th Session, and John McCain (R) of Arizona with 149 votes missed due to campaigning (48.1 percent).[15] As of 8-18-2008, Brownback has an approval rating of 56 percent, with 35 percent disapproving.[16]

Early career
Brownback was an attorney in Manhattan, Kansas[3] before becoming the Kansas secretary of agriculture in 1986. In 1990, he was accepted into the White House Fellow program and detailed to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1990 to 1991. Brownback then returned to Kansas to resume his position as secretary of agriculture and remained in that position until 1993. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994, and next ran in the 1996 special election to replace Senator Bob Dole, who had resigned his seat during his presidential campaign, beating appointed Republican Sheila Frahm.

Senate career
Sheila Frahm was appointed to fill the seat of U.S. Senator Bob Dole when Dole resigned in 1996 to campaign for president. Brownback defeated Frahm in the 1996 Republican primary and went on to win the general election against Democrat Jill Docking. In 1998 Brownback was elected to a full six-year term, defeating Democrat Paul Feleciano. He won reelection in the 2004 Senate election with 69% of the vote, defeating his Democratic challenger, Lee Jones, a former Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Brownback is a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Senate Appropriations Committee (where he chaired the Subcommittee on District of Columbia when the Republicans were in the majority), the Joint Economic Committee, and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission. He is the current Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, which monitors compliance with international agreements reached in cooperation with Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Brownback has announced that he would not run for reelection in 2010, in accordance

Committee assignments
• • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Ranking Member) • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies • Subcommittee on Homeland Security • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies • Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs


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• Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies • • Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet • Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion • Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security • • Subcommittee on Energy • Subcommittee on National Parks • Subcommittee on Water and Power (Ranking Member) • • •

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Brownback is a controversial figure within Republican circles because his position on immigration is often in conflict with his conservative base. Brownback has a voting record tending toward higher immigration levels[21] and strong refugee protection. Brownback was cosponsor of a 2005 bill of Ted Kennedy and John McCain’s which would have created a legal path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants already present.[22] He has been criticized by Tom Tancredo for his support for Kennedy and McCain’s latest immigration reform bill. Tancredo called him "an extreme opponent of getting tough on illegal immigration."[23] Brownback responded that politicians "must protect our borders, enforce the law, provide legal means for people to work in the United States, and fix a broken system."[23] On June 26, 2007, Brownback voted in favor of S. 1639, the Bush-Kennedy Immigration Amnesty Act of 2007 (officially "A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.").[24][25] Brownback supports increasing numbers of legal immigrants, building a fence on Mexican border, and the reform bill "if enforced." While he initially voted yes on giving guest workers a path to citizenship,[26] he later switched his vote on cloture, voting "Nay" on June 28, 2007, after previously voting for cloture.[27] Brownback has said that he supports immigration reform because the Bible says to welcome the stranger.[28]

Health care
In 2007, Senators Brownback and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sponsored an amendment to the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007. The amendment created a prize as an incentive for companies to invest in new drugs and vaccines for neglected tropical diseases. It awards a transferable “Priority Review Voucher” to any company that obtains approval for a treatment for a neglected tropical disease. This provision adds to the market-based incentives available for the development of new medicines for developing world diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness. The prize was initially proposed by Duke University faculty Henry Grabowski, Jeffrey Moe, and David Ridley in their 2006 Health Affairs paper: "Developing Drugs for Developing Countries."[17] Brownback supports a bill that will introduce price transparency to the U.S. health care industry,[18] as well as a bill which would require the disclosure of Medicare payment rate information.[19] On December 16, 2006, Brownback gave an interview to the Christian Post, stating: "We can get to this goal of eliminating deaths by cancer in 10 years."[20]

Tax reform
In December 2005, Brownback advocated using Washington, DC as a "laboratory" for a flat tax. He stated, "that making D.C. a test case would, with limited potential for negative impact, provide valuable data about the effects of a flat tax that would prove helpful in determining whether it should be applied nationwide."[29] Some residents of the District believe that the proposed system of taxation would seem to only further what many believe to be the District’s taxation without representation. DC mayor Anthony A. Williams said "Leaving aside the merits of this proposal, we continue to resist any efforts on the part of any member of Congress to impose rules and regulations on the people of the District."[30] He was rated 100 percent by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting


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record. He voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment, supports reduction of money spending in federal budget and was rated 100 percent by CATO, indicating a pro-free trade voting record. He supports two-year limit on welfare benefits.[26]

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funding and voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007.[26] On June 7, 2007, Brownback voted against the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007 when that bill came up for a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which Brownback sits.[32] (The bill was passed out of the committee by a vote of 11 to 8.)[33] The bill aims to restore habeas corpus rights revoked by the Military Commissions Act of 2006.[34]


Brownback visited refugee camps in Sudan in 2004 and returned to write a resolution labeling the Darfur conflict as genocide, and has been active on attempting to increase U.S. efforts to resolve the situation short of military intervention.[35] He is an endorser of the Genocide Intervention Network, which called him a "champion of Darfur" in its Darfur scorecard, primarily for his early advocacy of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act.[36]

Brownback posing with U.S. troops in Iraq. Brownback has stated that he opposed Bush’s 2007 troop surge in Iraq and the Democratic Party’s strategy of timed withdrawal: It does mean that there must be bipartisan agreement for our military commitment on Iraq. We cannot fight a war with the support of only one political party. And it does mean that the parties in Iraq — Sunni, Shi’a and Kurds — must get to a political agreement, to a political equilibrium. I think most people agree that a cut and run strategy does not serve our interest at all, nor those of the world, nor those of the region, nor those of the Iraqi people. So I invite my colleagues, all around, particularly on the other side of the aisle, to indicate what level of commitment they can support.[31] – Senator Sam Brownback, U.S. Senate floor speech, January 16, 2007 In May 2007 Brownback stated, "We have not lost war; we can win by pulling together" He voted YES on authorizing use of military force against Iraq, voted NO on requiring onbudget funding for Iraq, not emergency

Israel and the Palestinians
In October 2007, Brownback announced his support for a plan designed by Benny Elon, chairman of Israel’s rightwing nationalist NU - NRP party.[37] Elon’s positions include dismantling the Palestinian National Authority and refusing a two-state solution. Instead, Judea and Samaria will be annexed by Israel in their entirety, despite the fact that their their non-Jewish inhabitants will not gain citizenship in either Israel or a Palestinian state. Instead, they would be granted citizenship in neighbouring Jordan. Elon argues that this would complete the 1948 Palestinian exodus begun in the 1948 war. An article in Forward quotes Elon’s spokesman, Uri Bank, as saying about the plan that it "is the completion of the transfer of [the Palestinian] population that began in 1948".[37]

Intelligent design
In a May 3, 2007 debate among the 10 candidates for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, Brownback was one of three who indicated that he did not believe in evolution.[38] Instead, Brownback favors teaching intelligent design in public school science classes via the Teach the Controversy approach:


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There’s intelligence involved in the overall of creation. . .I don’t think we’re really at the point of teaching this in the classroom. I think what we passed in the U.S. Senate in 2002 the Santorum Amendment is really what we should be doing, and that is that you teach the controversy, you teach what is fact is fact, and what is theory is theory, and you move from that proceedings, rather than from teaching some sort of different thought. And this, I really think that’s the area we should concentrate on at the present time, is teaching the controversy.[39] – Senator Sam Brownback, Larry King Live, CNN, August 23, 2005’’ He has been closely allied to the Discovery Institute, hub of the intelligent design movement, and has argued extensively on their behalf during Discovery Institute intelligent design campaigns such as the Santorum Amendment, Teach the Controversy, and the denial of tenure to Institute Fellow and design proponent Guillermo Gonzalez.[40][41]

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conceived through the adopted in vitro process as "snowflake children."[47] The term, as proponents explain, is an extension of the idea that the embryos are "frozen and unique," and in that way are similar to snowflakes.[47] Brownback supports the use of cord blood stem cell research for research and treatment, instead of embryonic stem cells.[26]

Death penalty
Brownback said in an interview, "I am not a supporter of a death penalty, other than in cases where we cannot protect the society and have other lives at stake."[48] In a speech on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he questioned the current use of the death penalty as potentially incongruent with the notion of a "culture of life", and suggesting for its employment in a more limited fashion.[49] However, he voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder and voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in death penalty appeals.[26] These two votes, on the other hand, occurred before his conversion to Catholicism in 2002 — since his conversion, he has echoed Pope John Paul II’s remarks against the death penalty.

He is pro-life in all cases, including cases involving rape and incest.[42] Brownback has stated, "I see it as the lead moral issue of our day, just like slavery was the lead moral issue 150 years ago."[43] On May 3, 2007, when asked his opinion of repealing Roe v. Wade, Brownback said, "It would be a glorious day of human liberty and freedom."[44] Brownback also stated he "could support a pro-choice nominee" to the presidency, because "this is a big coalition party."[45] His voting record is rated zero percent by NARAL, since he has voted 100 percent prolife. Brownback has stated that he supports a human life amendment or federal legislation ending abortion.

Other issues
On September 27, 2006, Brownback introduced a bill called the Truth in Video Game Rating Act (S.3935), which would regulate the rating system of computer and video games. On June 15, 2006, Bush signed into law the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 sponsored by Brownback, a former broadcaster himself. The new law stiffens the penalties for each violation of the Act. The Federal Communications Commission will be able to impose fines in the amount of $325,000 for each violation by each station that violates decency standards. The legislation raises the fine by tenfold.[50][51] “ Where I ” think we’re really lost is we’re segregating science and faith. And they ask and answer different

Stem cell research
Brownback supports adult stem cell research and cord blood stem cells. Brownback appeared with three children adopted from in vitro fertilization clinics to coincide with a Senate debate over the Cord Blood Stem Cell Act of 2005[46] to show his support for the bill and adult stem cell research. The Religious Freedom Coalition refers to children


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questions. Science asks how, and faith asks why. And I think we’d be so much richer, and in societies in the past in Western civilization they did this a lot more, if you had the interaction of the two, of faith and science. —Sam Brownback, [48] On September 3, 1997, Meredith O’Rourke, an employee of Kansas firm Triad Management Services, was deposed by the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs regarding her activities and observations while providing services for the company relative to fund raising and advertising for Brownback. In her deposition, she states that campaign management for Brownback’s campaign had provided Triad with a list of current donors, specifically those who had "maxed out" on the federal contribution limit of $2,100. The deposition claims that Triad circumvented existing campaign finance laws by channeling donations through Triad, and also bypassed the campaign law with Triad running ’issue ads’ during Brownback’s first campaign for the Senate.[52][53] He has said he does not believe there is an inherent right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution. He has, however, expressed disapproval of George W. Bush’s assertions on the legality of the NSA wiretapping program.[54] Brownback voted "yes" on maintaining current gun laws: guns sold without trigger locks. He opposes gun control.[26] He does not believe in evolution and supports the idea of teaching intelligence project theory. He was given a 27% rating by the NEA, supporters of teacher’s unions.[26] Brownback is a lead sponsor of the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of

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2005 and frequently speaks out against the mail-order bride industry.[55] Brownback introduced into the Senate a resolution (Senate Joint Resolution 4) calling for the United States to apologize for past mistreatment of Native Americans.[56][57] He worked with Congressman John Lewis to help win placement of the African American Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Brownback is a supporter of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and voted against the federal expansion of hate crimes to include sexual orientation.[58] He has taken no position on gay adoption.[59] Brownback’s voting record on civil rights was rated 20 percent by the ACLU. He voted "yes" on ending special funding for minority and women-owned business and "yes" on recommending a Constitutional ban on flag desecration.[26] He was rated 25% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. He voted "yes" on increasing penalties for drug offenses and voted "yes" on more penalties for gun and drug violations.[26] Brownback voted "no" on banning chemical weapons.[26] He voted "yes" on reauthorizing the PATRIOT Act and voted "yes" on extending the PATRIOT Act’s wiretap provision.[26] In May 2007, Brownback stated that "Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism around the world." He supports talks with Iran, but no diplomatic relations.[26] Sam Brownback has used in the 20 April 2009, speech in the Senate, the term "Polish concentration camp" during the hearings that determine whether to approve Christopher Hill for the post of U.S. ambassador in Iraq. Brownback used for offensive polish in the wording referring to the speech shown on CBS-TV film about Irena Sendler, who saved during the war in 2500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto. As a result of his words, the film is not understood, or not at all saw it. - It was yesterday evening, a new film made by the group of students from Kansas. They were ladies who passed by the Polish concentration camp, internment camp, or rather, who built the city, such slumsy. Saved some orphans. It was a beautiful story of a terrible situation - literally senator said (quoted by stenogram). During the 90-four students from the school in Kansas have put together with his teacher on the art of theatrical Irenie Sendlerowej, extracting the character from


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oblivion. Do not save it but only orphans, especially children from families of the Jewish ghetto, entrusted to it by the parents. Brownback referred to the Holocaust, because this week is the 66 anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Compared the extermination of Jews outside the concentration camps in North Korea since interrogated before the Board Christopher Hill was until recently the U.S. government’s special envoy for Korea.

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2008 Presidential campaign
On December 4, 2006, Brownback formed an exploratory committee, thus taking the first steps toward candidacy. He announced his Presidential bid as of December 5, 2006 on his website.[63] His expressed views position him in the social conservative wing of the Republican party. He has also stressed his fiscal conservatism. "I am an economic, a fiscal, a social and a compassionate conservative," he said in December 2006.[64] On January 20, 2007, in Topeka, Brownback announced that he was running for President in 2008.[65] On February 22, 2007, a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports held that three percent of likely primary voters would support Brownback.[66] Brownback’s close advisors for his presidential bid, as listed by the Washington Post,[67] are David Kensinger, a political consultant who is a former executive director of GOPAC and former Brownback chief of staff, Rob Wasinger, Brownback’s chief of staff in 2005, and Paul Wilson, a media consultant with Wilson Grand Communications. Also listed as "playing a key role" was Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza. Also mentioned as a member of Brownback’s exploratory committee was Bowie Kuhn, former Major League Baseball commissioner, before his death on March 15, 2007.[68] A conservative Catholic, Brownback enjoys support among the religious right, and focuses his campaign towards this element of society. However, a scandal broke in August 2007 when Pastor Tim Rude, working for the Huckabee campaign, attempted to undermine support from Evangelical Christians with anti-Catholic comments. Rude sent an email to two evangelical supporters to emphasize that Huckabee was "one of us."[69][70][71][72] On August 11, 2007, Brownback finished third in the Ames Iowa straw poll with 15.3 percent of all votes cast. Fundraising and visits to his website declined dramatically after this event, as many supporters had predicted Brownback would do much better, and speculation began that the candidate was considering withdrawing from the campaign. This sentiment increased after his lackluster performance in the GOP presidential debate of September 5, broadcast from New Hampshire by Fox News Channel.[73]

Environmental Record
In 2005, the conservative organization Republicans for Environmental Protection ("REP") gave Brownback a grade of 7 percent for the 107th United States Congress, during which he cast what REP qualified as pro-environment votes on one of fifteen critical issues.[60] Senator Brownback only voted proenvironment for an amendment to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, offered by Senator Jeff Bingaman, (D-NM), requiring at least 10 percent of electricity sold by utilities to originate from renewable resources.[60] In 2006, REP gave Brownback a grade of 29 percent for the 109th United States Congress, during which he cast what REP qualified as pro-environment votes on two of seven critical issues. REP criticized Brownback for supporting oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in “sensitive marine waters” in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, as well as for opposing measures designed to increase “efficiency and renewable-resource programs to improve energy security, lower costs, and reduce energy related environmental impacts.”[61] The environmental group League of Conservation Voters rated Brownback at 15 percent for the 109th Congress, citing his lack of support for low-income energy assistance, his lack of support for environmental and natural resources stewardship funding, and his tendency to vote in favor of offshore oil drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.[62] He voted "yes" on reducing funds for roadbuilding in national forests and was rated 0% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes according to that organization. He voted NO on including oil and gas smokestacks in mercury regulations.[26]


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Kansas’s 2nd congressional district: 1994 results[81] Year 1994 Democrat John Carlin Votes 71,025 Pct 34% Republican Sam Brownback

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Votes 135,725

Pct 66%

U.S. Senate elections in Kansas (Class III): Results 1992–2004[81] Year Democrat Votes 1992 Gloria O’Dell 1996 Jill Docking 1998 Paul Feleciano 2004 Lee Jones Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party

Votes Pct 3rd Party Mark Kirk

349,525 31% Bob Dole * 706,246 63% Christina Independent 45,423 4% CampbellCline 461,344 43% Sam 574,021 54% Donald R. Reform Klaassen Brownback 229,718 32% Sam 474,639 65% Tom Oyler Brownback Libertarian 29,351 3% 11,545 2% 21,842 2%

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310,337 27% Sam 780,863 69% Steven A. Libertarian Rosile Brownback

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Brownback was endorsed by Frank Pavone, Jack Willke, Alveda King, Stephen McEveety, Jason Jones, Norma McCorvey, Thomas S. Monaghan, Michael W. Smith, Angela Baraquio Grey and Stephen Baldwin.[74] Brownback also won support from fellow Kansas lawmakers Senator Pat Roberts and Rep. Todd Tiahrt.[75] Brownback had stated that if he came in lower than fourth place in the Iowa Caucuses, he would drop out of the Presidential campaign.[76] Brownback dropped out of the 2008 presidential race on October 18, 2007, citing a lack of funds. He also commented that he wouldn’t debate immigration in the middle of an election cycle.[77]He formally announced his decision on October 19.[78] He later endorsed John McCain for president.[79]

Electoral history
* Dole resigned in 1996; Sheila Frahm was appointed to his former seat until a special election could be held in 1996. Brownback then defeated Frahm in the Republican primary and won the general to serve out the remainder of Dole’s term.

[1] ^ 16188 [2] 1 [3] ^ Brownback Presidential Campaign reprint of Weekly Standard article Eastland, Terry, Mr. Compassionate Conservative, The Weekly Standard, Volume 011, Issue 44, August 7 2006 [4] Future Farmers of America: Prominent Former Members [5] Kansas State University: Sam Brownback Landon Lecture February 22, 2006 [6] Kapochunas, Rachel. Brownback, Set to Launch GOP White House Bid, Will Fight from the Right, January 18 2007 [7] The New York Times Archives, "Media Concern Adds 12 Stauffer Papers", Published: June 16, 1995 [8] [9] The Catholic Church’s K Street lobbyist. By Chris Suellentrop - Slate Magazine [10] WashingtonPost [11] articles/2007/03/22/opinions/ sj2tn20070320-0321cla_garcia.ii1.txt

2010 Gubernatorial campaign
Brownback has announced he will not run for reelection in 2010 due to self-imposed term limits. Early candidates to succeed Brownback include current Republican Representatives Jerry Moran of Hays and Todd Tiahrt of Goddard. Term-limited Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius may also run. In 2008, Brownback publicly acknowledged he was considering running for Governor in 2010.[80] In January 2009, Brownback officially filed the paperwork to run for Governor.[1]


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[12] [29] The New York Sun: D.C. May Be Flat Tax 26518510/ Laboratory, November 30, 2005 [13] Library of Congress: Thomas. House [30] DCist: A Flat Tax for the District?, Resolution 3244. Victims of Trafficking December 2, 2005 and Violence Protection Act of 2000 [31] Senator Sam Brownback office, [14] Alford, Deann. "Free at Last", Brownback on Iraq and Troop Surge, Christianity Today, February 21, 2007 Calls for bipartisanship, diplomatic [15] Washington Post."Missed Votes", August efforts, January 17, 2007, Washington, 12, 2007 D.C. [16] [32] Countdown with Keith Olbermann, June PollTrack.aspx?g=8b8cda6f-0c22-4c46-8021-3295c66a62a8 7, 2007. [17] Developing Drugs For Developing [33] Senate Begins Real Push on Habeas Countries - Ridley et al. 25 (2): 313 Corpus Health Affairs [34] According to an Associated Press report [18] PR Newswire: Senators and Hospital by reporter Laurie Kellman,Kellman, Groups Support New GPO Transparency Laurie (2006-07-18), "Bush Veto Initiative, July 12, 2005 Expected for Stem Cell Bill", Associated [19] U.S. Senator Sam Brownback press Press, release: Brownback Introduces Medicare story/51852.html, retrieved on Payment Rate Disclosure Act, April 7, 2006-08-23. 2006 [35] The Washington Post: Policy Adrift on [20] Associated Press (2006-12-16), Darfur, page A25, December 27, 2005. "Brownback Addresses Christian Radio [36] Champions of Darfur, Members, Touts FDA Move", The operated by the Genocide Intervention Christian Post, Network, site accessed 21 August 2006 [37] ^ 20061216/ 11794/ 24283_Brownback_Addresses_Christian_Radio_Members,_Touts_FDA_Move.htm, [38] Evolution Important Question, But retrieved on 2007-05-12. Debate Left Us No Wiser Kathleen [21] Immigration Voting Report Card for Sen. Parker. Real Clear Politics, May 10, Sam Brownback 2007. [22] "Democrats are flocking to McCain’s [39] Intelligent Design in American immigration bill", Classrooms? CNN Larry King Live, campaign-2008/democrats-are-flockingAugust 23, 2005. to-mccains-immigration[40] Evolution Opponents on the Offensive in bill-2005-08-17.html, retrieved on Senate, House Government Affairs 2007-06-21. Program, American Geological Institute. [23] ^ "Tom Tancredo: Sam Brownback [41] Breaking News: U.S. Senator Expresses ’Miserable’ on Illegal Immigration", Alarm Over Denial of Tenure to Gonzalez at Iowa State Discovery Institute, 2006/3/22/100557.shtml, retrieved on, May 22, 2007. 2007-06-21. [42] Sam Brownback on the Issues [24] Search Results - THOMAS (Library of [43] Pulliam, Sarah. "Q&A: Sam Brownback", Congress) Christianity Today, October 18, 2007. [25] U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records [44] "California Republican debate Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote transcript", MSNBC, May 3, 2007. [26] ^ "Sam Brownback On the Issues", [45] California Republican debate transcript,, May 3, 2007 [46] Sam_Brownback.htm, retrieved on z?c109:S.681.IS: 2007-09-01. [47] ^ "LEGISLATIVE UPDATE — WEEK [27] U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records ENDING May 27, 2005; STEM CELLS Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote AND SNOWFLAKE BABIES", Religious [28] On the Road: A Week With Values Voters Freedom Coalition, 27 May 2005, - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog


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default.asp?action=detail&article=307, retrieved on 2006-08-29. [48] ^ Interview with Senator Sam Brownback, David Shankbone, Wikinews, October 11, 2007. [49] Sentencing Law and Policy (Blog by Douglas A. Berman): Senator Brownback questions death penalty and culture of life, February 3, 2006 [50] Combs, Roberta. Christian Coalition of America, Washington Weekly Review, June 17, 2006 [51] "Bill Number S. 193", Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005 (Introduced in Senate) from Congressional THOMAS DB, congressorg/ bill.xc?billnum=S.193&congress=109, retrieved on April 11 2005. [52] O’Rourke Deposition: September 3, 1997 [53] Campaign Finance Special Report [54] The Washington Post: David S. Broder: Bucking Bush on Spying, February 9, 2006 [55] Vatican Radio: Mail Order Nightmares [1] [56] THOMAS, Library of Congress entry on Senate Joint Resolution 4 [57] Brownback Applauds Committee Passage of Native American Apology Resolution. Press release, May 11, 2007 [58] Project Vote Smart - Senator Samuel D. ’Sam’ Brownback - Voting Record [59] YouTube - Brownback Ducks Question on Gay Adoption [60] ^ Republicans for Environmental Protection 2005 Scorecard [61] Republicans for Environmental Protection 2006 Scorecard [62] LCV 2006 Scorecard [63] "Favorite of religious right moves toward White House bid" by Associated Press. CNN, December 4, 2006. [64] forbes [65] "Brownback to Move on Presidential Bid", ABC News, January 6, 2007, wireStory?id=2774442, retrieved on 2007-08-11. [66] [67] "Sam Brownback’s Inner Circle" by Chris Cillizza. Washington, December 5, 2006. [68] Matt Stearns & David Goldstein, Wichita Eagle, Sam Brownback forms

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exploratory committee, December 5, 2006 [69] 2 G.O.P. Contenders Duel Over Religion New York Times [70] MyWire | AP: Brownback Complains About Catholic Slur [71] GCMStatementofWeaknessExposed - Tim Rude, a GCM Pastor in IA, Makes AntiCatholic Statements [72] Brownback Campaign Again Calls Huckabee to Denounce ’Anti-Catholic’ Slur | [73] Wangsness, Lisa (2007-08-12), "Romney trounces GOP field in Iowa straw poll", The Boston Globe, articles/2007/08/12/ romney_trounces_gop_field_in_iowa_straw_poll/, retrieved on 2007-08-21. [74] Actor Stephen Baldwin to endorse Brownback [75] - Endorsements 2008 [76] Washington Wire."Fourth Place or Bust, Says Brownback", Wall Street Journal, October 10, 2007. [77] story/325073.html [78] Republican Sam Brownback ends White House run Dallas Morning News October 19, 2007. Retrieved October 20, 2007 [79] - Sam Brownback Endorses John McCain - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum [80] "Brownback considering gubernatorial run in 2010", Lawrence Journal World and News, news/2008/sep/04/ brownback_considering_gubernatorial_run_2010/, retrieved on 2008-12-07. [81] ^ "Election Statistics", Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, electionInfo/index.html, retrieved on 2008-01-10.

External links
Senate • U.S. Senate website • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress • Voting record maintained by The Washington Post • Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission


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Sam Brownback

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Succeeded by Jim Ryun from Kansas’s 2nd congressional district 1995 – 1996 United States Senator (Class 3) from Kansas 1996 – present
Served alongside: Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Pat Roberts

United States Senate Preceded by Sheila Frahm Incumbent

Party political offices Preceded by Bob Dole Republican Party nominee for United States Senator from Kansas (Class 3) 1996, 1998, 2004 United States Senators by seniority 39th Succeeded by To be determined

Order of precedence in the United States of America Preceded by Ron Wyden

Succeeded by Pat Roberts

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• Brownback questions the legality of warrantless domestic spying program Media Matters, February 14, 2006 • The Wilberforce Republican: Sam Brownback is redefining the Christian right, The Economist, March 9, 2006 • Central Asia: US Helsinki Commission concerned about SCO’s influence • Nermeen Shaikh, indepth AsiaSource interview with Senator Sam Brownback May 9, 2006 • New York Times May 31, 2007 opinion piece: ’What I Think About Evolution and critique Don’t Know Much Biology by Jerry Coyne

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Sam Brownback

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