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 to announce his withdrawal in Topeka, Kan.
It's widely anticipated Brownback will run for Kansas governor in 2010, when his term — his second — expires. He had promised in his first Senate campaign to serve no more than two terms.
"He also mentioned he is really looking forward to spending more time in Kansas," the person said.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
NBC4 in DC and the Associated Press is reporting that Senator Sam Brownback is dropping out of the Republican presidential race. All I can say is woooooo hoooooo!!
With his family, no doubt! ha