October 18th, 2007
03:11 PM ET
15 years ago

Brownback set to drop bid Friday

Brownback will announce Friday he's bowing out of the presidential race.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) – Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, who was hoping his social conservative credentials would help him win the Republican presidential nomination, will announce Friday his decision to abandon his White House bid, well-placed Republican sources tell CNN.

The sources tell CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that Brownback plans to bow out of the race Friday and that the announcement will be made back home in Kansas. They also tell CNN that the Brownback campaign has less than $100,000 of cash on hand left in the bank and little prospect of improving fundraising due to the senator’s low poll numbers. The sources say that they know of no immediate plans for Brownback to endorse another Republican candidate, but note that the senator has said he would support the eventual GOP presidential nominee.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Allen Osborn, Redlands, CA

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    October 18, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Rudy Ulanov, Sussex, NY

    Game over, man.

    October 18, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. Kevin, Kansas


    I am not a professional political advisor, but here's my suggestion. You are from Kansas, nobody knows you. Go back to the Senate, make a huge name for yourself. Try again in 2016 when Hillary leaves office.

    October 18, 2007 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. Sternberg, Mauldin, SC

    I saw him in an interview explaining why adult stem cell research is doing everything that some people insist only fetal stem cell research can do.
    I was amazed. 70+ medical conditions are treated successfully by adult stem cells, and absolutely zero by fetal stem cells, even though fetal stem cells get all the publicity and most of the money.

    October 18, 2007 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  5. North Carolina

    Like Tony the Tiger says That's greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat!!!!!

    October 18, 2007 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  6. Ben, Jacksonville FL

    Well, the field's down to 17... who do you think will go next?

    October 18, 2007 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  7. jeff dunford Portlan Oregon

    more trash for the refuse pile

    October 19, 2007 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  8. Ed, Richmond, VA

    Good. He was taking time away from the real candidate Ron Paul.

    October 19, 2007 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  9. AJ; Montpelier, VT

    Now if we could just get him out of the Senate....

    October 19, 2007 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  10. Marge

    Hope he doesnt get elected to the senate again

    October 20, 2007 04:40 am at 4:40 am |