Sam Brownback's dropping out
GOP fundie presidential clown car occupant Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is throwing in the towel tomorrow, according to the AP. Not enough money was flowing in, and while he may have had the right “protect every fetus” position, he hit the third rail for being too easy on The Brown Menace.TM
Brownback had raised a little more than $800,000 from July through September and around $4 million overall. He is eligible for $2 million in federal matching funds.
Besides money, Brownback's support for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants hurt him in Iowa, an early-voting state that has struggled to provide education, medical care and other services as the number of immigrants has more than doubled since 1990.
Brownback spent a good chunk of his money on the Iowa straw poll, an early test of strength whose significance diminished after Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani decided not to compete. He finished third behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
People close to Brownback said it was unlikely he would endorse another candidate on Friday.
The speculation is that out of the clowns left in the car, Brownback supporters may flock to Mike Huckabee.
UPDATE: Daimeon also has a diary up on this.