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Brownback Clarifies AP Story on Iowa Visit

To: National Desk

Contact: Brian Hart/John Rankin, (202) 224-6521 http://brownback.senate.gov

WASHINGTON, June 19 /Christian Newswire/-- U.S. Senator Sam Brownback’s office today corrected an inaccurate statement that ran in some versions of an Associated Press story about his weekend visit to Iowa.

Although the Associated Press self-corrected the story within 8 minutes, several outlets ran the original version or paraphrased the incorrect version.

The first version stated, “Republicans should be afraid of backing the war, the senator said…,” while the correct and corrected version said, “Republicans should not be afraid of backing the war, the senator said...”

To clarify the story, Brownback said, “I have consistently supported the global war on terror.  I encourage all Americans to support the troops and to support efforts to defeat the terrorists abroad before they can attack us at home again.  This is a war we must win.”