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Candidate Profile Sam Brownback



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Current Position

U.S. Senator, Kansas


Birthdate: September 12, 1956; Garnett, Kan. (Age: 51)

Education: Kansas State University, B.A. (1979); University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. (1982)

Military: None

Family: Married (Mary Brownback); Five children (Elizabeth, Andy, Abby, Mark and Jenna)

Hometown: Topeka, Kan.

Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

• U.S. Senator (1996-present)

• U.S. House of Representatives (1994-96)

• White House Fellow (1990-91)

• Attorney (1982-1986)

• Farm Broadcaster (1978-79)

Presidential Announcement Date

January 20, 2007

Dropped Out Of Race

October 19, 2007

Books Authored

"From Power to Purpose: A Remarkable Journey of Faith and Compassion," (2007)

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