If Dow Jones has it right:
WASHINGTON (AP)–A longshot conservative candidate for the U.S. presidency, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., will drop out of the 2008 campaign Friday, people close to him said Thursday.
Brownback had trouble raising money to compete in the race. He is expected announce his withdrawal in Topeka, Kan.
He raised a little more than $800,000 in the third quarter of this year, his lowest quarterly amount since entering the race. He has brought in more than $4 million overall and is eligible for $2 million in federal matching funds.
“I know Sen. Brownback enjoyed campaigning and meeting new people in talking about ideas for the future of America, but I think it came down to money,” said one person close to Brownback, who requested anonymity because the candidate hadn’t yet announced his plans.