Sam Brownback

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Sam Brownback
Candidate for Kansas Governor
Political party Republican
Profession U.S. Senator
Website Campaign website

Sam Brownback (b. September 12, 1956 Parker, KS) is the senior senator representing Kansas in the United States Senate. He was first elected in 1996.[1]

Brownback is the 2010 Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas.



See also: Kansas gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Brownback defeated Joan Heffington in the August 3 primary, winning with 82% of the vote.

Brownback will face Tom Holland (D), Andrew P. Gray (L), and Ken Cannon (Reform) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Oct. 7, 2010 debate

In the gubernatorial debate on October 7, 2010 on KWCH all four candidates for Kansas governor said they’re against the statewide smoking ban and the hypocrisy of exempting the state-owned casinos from the ban.

Holland said:

I think they need to be left to local units of government as well, but I’ll tell you something else that we ought to do, that’s to put the ban on the state-owned facilities. That’s where the ban ought to be on in the first place, is the state should lead by example and not exempting itself by something like this. That smoking ban ought to be on the state facilities and leave the other issues to the local control. That’s the best way a state can lead, doing this to itself and leading by example rather than putting it on somebody else, a burden somewhere else.[2]

External links


  1. Project Vote Smart biographical profile
  2. "Governor Candidates Against Statewide Smoking Ban, Casino Hypocrisy," Kansas Watchdog, October 7, 2010