Bownback Drops Out of Presidential Race

(WVLT/CBS) - The field of Republican candidates for President just got a little smaller.

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback announced Friday in Topeka that he is dropping out of the race.

Brownback, surrounded by family and friends, said his yellow brick road just came short of the White House.

Brownback had difficulty raising enough money to stay in the campaign.

He said he thought he had a lot of good ideas, but that his campaign was out of money.

Brownback said he was not ready to make an endorsement for any other candidate.

He did raise enough to be eligible for federal matching funds but decided it was time end his campaign.

The senator is a pro-life candidate who also supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

The later position cost him support in some conservative republican circles.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10677281 -
Gray Television, Inc.