In a podcast at the Conservative Political Action Conference with National Review’s Jim Geraghty, Gov. Sam Brownback said “the vast left-wing conspiracy really came after me” last fall but that “the conservative individuals came out and pushed, and divine intervention on top of it, is why I’m back,” mentioning that a million personal phone calls were made leading up to Election Day. He blamed “the slow recovery out of the recession” for having “pulled us down. So we’ve put a lot of tax policies in place that were the right things to do but you’re still part of a bigger economy in the United States and if that bigger economy isn’t really being more robust, it’s harder to do things at the state level.” He also called the GOP presidential field “outstanding.” – Rhonda Holman
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