Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kansas
AMES, Iowa (CNN) - After a stop at a football tailgate party with college Republicans Saturday, presidential candidate Sam Brownback jokingly said to law enforcement officials that driving under the influence charges, or DUI's, translated to a "lot of business" for him.
"I lived in Manhattan, Kansas, and after the (University of Kansas/Kansas State) game there would generally be a lot of DUI's," the Kansas senator said.
"I was a practicing lawyer there, and it's kind of like on Monday morning that's a lot of business," he said laughing.
When asked to elaborate, Brownback told CNN, "I was just reflecting that when you get these big in-state rivalries a lot of people drink too much alcohol, and then there's a lot of DUI's."
Brownback made the comments in Ames, Iowa, before the University of Iowa/Iowa State football game. He stopped to speak to the Iowa College Republican Federation's tailgate party.
- CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch