Primary Election 2014
8:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Rick Santorum In Kansas To Stump For Brownback

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum stopped in Kansas to campaign for Gov. Sam Brownback Monday in Olathe, Kan., where Santorum called Brownback a "warrior" for conservative principles. 

Santorum and Brownback served in the U.S. Senate together. Santorum says Brownback takes on the big issues, and he isn't surprised Brownback has ruffled some feathers with his tax-cutting, small-government policies. Santorum said Kansas could be a leader for other states.

"This man is a visionary. I don't use that term lightly, I don't think I've ever used the term to describe another politician I've campaigned for. But I believe that with him. He is a visionary in a state that can lead," he said.

Brownback was working to fire up the conservative base during the event, which included dropping the name of a Republican icon.

"I am a Reagan-style Republican, my opponent is an Obama-style Democrat, and you get a chance to choose this fall which way you want to go," said Brownback.

The likely Democratic nominee for governor in Kansas is House Minority Leader Paul Davis. His campaign issued a statement saying he stands for what they call moderate, common sense policies.

Brownback also faces a primary challenge from Wichita business owner Jennifer Winn.