Brownback exiting presidential sweepstakes

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Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) is said to be pulling the plug on his presidential campaign, with an announcement expected today. He has not fared well in either the polls or the money-raising contest. It is further reported that he will not seek re-election when his term expires in 2010, with an eye possibly cast on the Kansas governor’s mansion. Brownback is best known to broadcasters as the Senate sponsor of the Broadcast Decency Act, which raised the potential fine for an egregiously indecent broadcast incident to 350K. No broadcaster has yet had the misfortune to experience Brownback’s legacy to the industry.