Member Guide | Roll Call

Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sam Brownback

Political Highlights: Kan. secretary of Agriculture, 1986-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-96; U.S. Senate, 1996-2011; governor, 2011-present
Born: Sept. 12, 1956; Garnett, Kan.
Residence: Topeka
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Mary Brownback; five children
Education: Kansas State U., B.S. 1979; U. of Kansas, J.D. 1982
Military Service: None
Confirmed or Appointed:

Election History
2004generalSam Brownback (R) 780,86369.2
Lee Jones (D) 310,33727.5
Steven Rosile (LIBERT) 21,8421.9
George Cook (REF) 15,9801.4
1998generalSam Brownback (R) 474,63965.3
Paul Feleciano (D) 229,71831.6
Thomas Oyler (LIBERT) 11,5451.6
Alvin Bauman (REF) 11,3341.6
1996specialSam Brownback (R) 574,02153.8
Jill Docking (D) 461,34443.4
Donald Klaassen (REF) 29,3512.8
1994generalSam Brownback (R) 135,72565.6
John Carlin (D) 71,02534.4
Roll Call Vitals

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.