October 18th, 2007
11:22 AM ET
15 years ago

Report: Brownback dropping White House bid

Brownback will make a 'major announcement,' CNN has learned.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican presidential hopeful Sam Brownback, dogged by low poll numbers and a poor fundraising showing last quarter, has decided to abandon his bid for the White House, people close to the senator tell the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, a campaign source tells CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King that all scheduling has been put on hold pending a "major announcement" from the Kansas Republican.

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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Gary, Detroit, Mich.

    Fred Thompson can at least fog a mirror.

    October 18, 2007 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  2. willie Prague Czech Republic

    Good. Now there are only two serious candidates who don't believe in evolution.

    October 18, 2007 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. r schier norwalk,ct

    so what....no-one even cared to know who he was more than 10 miles from where he came from....."Huckleberry"'s
    next...same deal......

    October 18, 2007 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  4. Jim Topeka, Kansas

    So I assume that we shall once again be represented by two US senators in Washington. Finally.

    October 18, 2007 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Michael W. SF, CA

    Who will people who believe the earth is flat and that rain is Jesus' tears vote for now?

    October 18, 2007 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. Christian, Tampa FL

    If he really wants to...
    I don't know, how much money does he need? I saw Mike Gravel speak yesterday at my school, USF, and he doesn't have much cash.

    That being said, though, if a candidate doesn't have a prayer of winning, maybe it's best for them to drop out.

    October 18, 2007 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  7. Bradley Schaubs, Greeley, CO

    This is hard for me, as a Coloradan, to say, but I hope Tancredo follows Brownback out of the race. I hope all other Republicans fold afterwards.

    October 18, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. John Los Angeles, CA

    He should endorse Ron Paul now.

    October 18, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  9. Joseph/Memphis, TN

    More of the self serving hypocrites show setp aside, and do something more productive for America, than blowing millions on fruitless campaigns.

    October 18, 2007 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. 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 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  11. AnaHadWolves, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Just curious...anyone else notice that Senator Brownback looks EXACTLY like that comedian who used to impersonate Ronald Reagan? His name was Jim something-or-other.

    Anyway, goodbye to you, Senator Brownback; your consolation prize is to sink back into the anonymity from which you oozed.

    October 19, 2007 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
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