By SAM HANANEL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a favorite of the religious right, said Monday he is taking the first step toward launching a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
A vigorous abortion opponent, the Kansas senator pledged to make "issues of life," fiscal restraint and tax reform key components of his effort to woo supporters.
"I have decided, after much prayerful consideration, to consider a bid for the Republican nomination for the presidency," Brownback said in a statement. "There is a real need in our country to rebuild the family and renew our culture and there is a need for genuine conservatism and real compassion in the national discussion." Brownback said he has formed a presidential exploratory committee, which will allow him to travel the country and raise money while gauging support for the GOP nomination...
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Let's get the word out on this guy and pump up his popularity via grassroots Internet communication. Email this story to everyone you know via the email link below. If you have a blog or website, link to this story by clicking on the title above, and then copying the URL in the address bar at the top of your browser. We need to give Senator Brownback all the support we can. Even if he doesn't get the Republican nomination in 08' he can still be picked for Vice President if his numbers are high enough. Personally, I think he'll get the nomination when you conisder the other options the GOP has ben throwing us lately. So far, Brownback is the only candidate running for President on the GOP ticket that truly has a 100% Pro-Life rating from the 'National Right to Life.'
Wikipedia on Senator Samuel Brownback
Senator Brownback's voting record
See the Catholics for Brownback blog
See an entire webpage on Senator Brownback published by Priests for Life.