(Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of State)
Sam Brownback is a senator from Kansas, and previously served in the House of Representatives. He was a sponsor of the Broadcast Decency Act of 2006, which increases substantially fines on television networks that air obscene material during the hours children are most likely to watch television, and he continues to push for limits on violent television and video programming. Brownback says border security is his top priority.
Brownback was born September 12, 1956, in Garnett, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University and received a law degree from the University of Kansas. Brownback and his wife, Mary, have five children.
Brownback withdrew from the presidential race October 19, after weak fundraising in the third quarter made it difficult to continue his campaign.