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Sam Brownback

Samuel Dale Brownback (born September 12, 1956) is an American Senator from Kansas. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Brownback grew up on his family's farm in Kansas. He was a broadcaster, teacher and attorney before becoming the secretary of agriculture of Kansas in 1986. He remained in this position until 1993. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1994, but served there for less than a year as he was elected senator in a special election in November 1995 to replace Bob Dole, who was preparing for his presidential campaign. Brownback resigned from the House of Representatives in 1996 and was elected to a full term in the Senate in 1998.

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