Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sam Brownback and South Carolina

The following article appeared this morning in South Carolina newspaper, The State. There is a serious void in social conservatism from the front runners, Giuliani and McCain, and the third favorite, Mitt Romney has a questionable record on these issues. There is perhaps room for another leader to emerge, and it is here that Sam Brownback and Mike Huckabee may make a play.

By LISA MICHALS 2/18/2007

Three weeks ago, an estimated 350 Republican Party activists attended a luncheon in Columbia for GOP presidential hopeful Sam Brownback. Many came out of curiosity.

The U.S. senator from Kansas, viewed as an “ideologue,” is considered by many the leading “Christian right” candidate in the race.

Brownback certainly didn’t disappoint his audience, made up mostly of religious conservatives. Members punctuated the air with shouts of “amen” and “praise the Lord.” It sounded more like a revival service than a political gathering.

Many conservatives and religious leaders view Brownback as a serious candidate to succeed President George W. Bush.

Whether Brownback does, there’s little doubt he will become a major figure in U.S. public life and an increasingly critical player in its governing coalitions.


Major Tour for Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback is making a major campaign tour of America, visiting 8 states in 7 days.

On Friday, Brownback was in Iowa and Nebraska before heading back to Washington DC for Senate Iraq resolution vote yesterday.

Last night he was in Florida and this week will head to Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arizona and California.

Brownback will end his tour in Iowa next Saturday.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Brownback Says Romney is Misleading

The campaign for Sam Brownback has issued a statement that accuses Mitt Romney of being misleading regarding Brownback's stance on abortion.

Romney's camp suggested that Brownback had once been pro-choice, but had changed once elected to office, and that is when he had a conversion.

The Brownback campaign has hit back, saying that Mitt Romney has had 3 different positions on abortion. According to Brownback's campaign manager, Rob Wasinger, "Mitt Romney's flip flops are enough to make John Kerry blush" and said it was absurd that Romney was comparing himself to Sam Brownback.

The Brownback campaign maintains that he has always been pro-life.

Mitt Romney today officially announced that he will be seeking the Republican nomination for President.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Brownback in Michigan

Sam Brownback was in Michigan yesterday to address the annual GOP convention.

Brownback gave his address to over 3000 party activists who had gathered to hear some of the potential Republican nominees for President.

Mitt Romney also spoke at the convention yesterday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Brownback Confirms No Abortion

Sam Brownback was in Colombia, South Carolina late last week, and confirmed that he would be pushing for an end to abortion.

Brownback was speaking to a crowd of about 200 people. He also said that he supports a ban on gay marriage, and would like to provide tax credits that encourages traditional marriage.

South Carolina is a key state for Brownback, and he will be looking for support from social conservatives there.

Brownback thus far would be considered the most conservative of the announced GOP candidates on life issues.

Michigan GOP Convention for Brownback

Sam Brownback will join some of the other Republican nominee hopefuls this weekend and will address the Michigan GOP convention.

Brownback is scheduled to speak on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Brownback in Iowa

Sam Brownback was in Cedar Rapids Iowa today, his first stop on a week long multi-state tour. Brownback will also be campaigning this week in Michigan, Florida and South Carolina.

Brownback said that he would like to focus his campaign on issues that people can agree on, like climate change, poverty and human trafficking.

He also continued his call to find a diplomatic solution to the problem in Iraq. Brownback's position on Iraq is in stark contrast to the front runners, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney who are behind the President's escalation plans.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Brownback on Fox News Sunday

Sam Brownback appeared yesterday on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, where he confirmed his opposition to the escalation in Iraq and his pro-life stance.

Brownback said that he will be supporting the Warner resolution in the Senate this week and stated "we've got to start getting people pulling together here, Republicans and Democrats, because you can't run a war with one party for it and one party against it."

Questioned on some of his previous stances on social conservative issues which were unclear, Brownback asked that he be judged on his record. He said that he has voted 100% of the time for pro-life positions.

This is in contrast to Mitt Romney, who Brownback said that "At times he's stated that he's pro-life, and at times he's stated differently."

Read the transcript here.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

No New Taxes - Brownback

Sam Brownback has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and will not support any new taxes.

Brownback said that "I want to say early and often that I do not and will not support tax increases."

Brownback supports a fairer and flatter tax system to protect families and businesses.