Posted: September 14, 2007 5:14 PM
In Iowa, Brownback Has a Full Menu
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., returns to Iowa Saturday for a full day of campaigning — and eating. He will attend a tailgate party before the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game around noon before attending an ice cream social in the afternoon. Then he’s hosting “Milkshakes with Brownback” and will finish the day at the Poweshiek County GOP barbeque.
Iowa holds its caucuses on Jan. 14 and has been a frequent stop for many of the presidential candidates, including Brownback. Steve Kraske of the Kansas City Star noted that “Brownback has vowed to stick it out at least through Iowa. If he doesn’t finish in the top three, he has said he would consider dropping out.”
Earlier this week, Brownback released a statement in response to congressional testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker about the Iraq war. Brownback has long proposed a three-state partition as a way to solve the situation in Iraq.
“We should promote the development of a Sunni region to take advantage of the situation described today by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker,” Brownback said. “The progress cited by General Petraeus creates a unique opportunity to forge a Sunni region similar to the Kurdish region in the northern part of Iraq.”
Next week, Brownback is scheduled to appear on the NewsHour to discuss his campaign with senior correspondent Judy Woodruff.