Sam Brownback's file:

Republican from Kansas

Sam Brownback is a U.S. senator from Kansas, elected to that job in 1996. He previously served one term in the U.S. House and also was the state agriculture commissioner. He graduated from Kansas State University and earned a law degree from the University of Kansas. He was born in Garnett, Kan., in 1956. He and his wife, Mary, have five children. He withdrew from the presidential race on Oct. 19, 2007.

Recent statements involving Sam Brownback

"I'm pro-life. He's not."

In countries that allow gay marriage, the rates of heterosexual marriage "have plummeted to where you have counties now in northern Europe where 80 percent of the first-born children are born out of wedlock."

"Currently, we're at 36 percent of our children born out of wedlock."

"I'm for a three-state political solution in Iraq. (Romney) is not."

Recent stories featuring Sam Brownback

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Debatable claims in N.H.: In a New Hampshire debate, the GOP candidates discuss immigration, Iraq and chicken dinners for Guantanamo detainees. Some of their facts aren't quite right.

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