WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, the Kansas conservative who struggled to raise money and gain recognition in the 2008 presidential campaign, will drop out on Friday, people close to him said Thursday.
Money was a main reason for his decision, said one person close to Brownback who requested anonymity because the candidate had not yet announced his plans. Brownback is expected announce his withdrawal in Topeka, Kan.
Well this is certainly no surprise. He has run a campaign that makes Katherine Harris’s Senate campaign in Florida look inspired. I will though be sad to see him leave the Senate after his current term since he has been for the most part an excellent senator, and probably the most pro-life senator there currently is and also one who is the best on social issues.