"On a day when the temperature didn't reach double digits," Sam Brownback called for reduction greenhouse gases while campaigning Tuesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the AP reports. "It seems to me just prudent that we recognize we have climate increase and temperature change. We have CO2 loading and we need to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere."
Brownback spent most of the day meeting with "conservative activists" and answering reporters' questions. It was his first trip to Iowa since officially launching his campaign this month. He said he wasn't concerned about his place in the race and that more time and visits across the state would help him solidify his standing as a conservative candidate.
According to the Des Moines Register, Brownback said he would focus his campaign on bipartisan issues, "a break from his trademark social conservatism." "The political discourse automatically goes to the most difficult issues, and then we can't talk about them. I'd rather work on a core set of issues that we can agree on." Brownback identified some of these issues as human trafficking, climate change and poverty.
Posted by Darryl Levings