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Is Brownback a 'highway hypocrite'?

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is featured in an advertisement by the Democratic National Committee about "highway hypocrites." The ad notes how Brownback and other GOP lawmakers voted against the stimulus bill but have sought stimulus funding for their states or bragged about the local jobs that the stimulus money has created. The liberal Web site documented how 114 GOP lawmakers have tried to take credit for stimulus spending. The Wall Street Journal also reported on more than a dozen GOP lawmakers who supported stimulus-funding requests, often praising the job-creating potential of the spending.