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Brownback Says Values Set Him Apart

Sam Brownback said Thursday that conservative values like opposition to abortion and gay marriage will distinguish him from others vying for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
( [email protected] ) Dec 22, 2006 08:12 PM EST

GREER, S.C. (AP) - Sam Brownback said Thursday that conservative values like opposition to abortion and gay marriage will distinguish him from others vying for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

"I think there's room in the field for someone with full-scale conservative values," the Kansas senator told about 80 people at an office of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. "I don't think that end of the field's crowded."

Brownback's visit comes one day after another possible GOP contender for the White House — former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating — visited South Carolina.

Brownback, who said he will announce next month whether or not he will run, also spoke about this early voting state's importance in the nomination process.

"There's a good probability South Carolina will make the determination of who the Republican nominee is," he said.

Brownback, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 1995, was scheduled to visit a cancer center in Anderson and speak to a group of veterans at a nursing home.

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