Iowa Progress: Brownback Out?
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress
The Politico is reporting that Sam Brownback is expected to end his
bid for the Republican nomination for President tomorrow. Brownback
never recovered from finishing third, behind fellow social
conservative Mike Huckabee, in the Iowa Straw Poll in August.
Brownback's withdrawal from the field helps consolidate Huckabee's
position as the leading social conservative amongst the Republican
field. Brownback's withdrawal leaves several key Iowa Republican
activists up for grabs. Chuck Hurley, one of Iowa's leading social
conservatives, was a Brownback backer and will be courted by
Presidential candidates seeking support amongst caucusgoers from the
religious right. Another major Brownback supporter was convenience
store millionaire Don Lamberti.