Gov. Brownback Wins Kansas GOP Primary
Wednesday, August 6
(Undated) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is heading to victory in a Republican primary election. It appears he’ll easily fend off the challenge from Wichita business owner Jennifer Winn. Brownback could face a stiff challenge from Democrat Paul Davis in November’s general election.
Sam Brownback is Kansas’ incumbent Governor, its former Senator, and an outspoken advocate for life (pro-life) and a Catholic convert. He ran briefly for President in 2008 and 2012, exiting early when he was not among the frontrunners.
I wonder if he still has national ambitions? Being a Governor of a fairly large state shows executive experience … and very few candidates have been both a Governor and a Senator. He was briefly a Congressman in Kansas, and the state’s Secretary of Agriculture. When Kansas Senator Bob Dole retired to run his GOP candidacy for President, Brownback beat Dole’s appointed successor Sheila Frahm in the 1996 GOP primary.
In 2012 Brownback supported fellow Catholic Rick Santorum for GOP nominee after he himself had opted out. Santorum returned that favor in the days before yesterday’s primary by giving Brownback his endorsement.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Brownback < a Brownback bio.