WICHITA, Kan Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum plans to join Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for re-election campaign rallies in Olathe and Wichita.
The first event Monday morning was at an Olathe car dealership, and the second in the afternoon at the Warren Theater East. Brownback's campaign sent out an email to supporters last week urging them to attend and help spread what it called its conservative message.
Santorum has strong appeal among GOP conservatives in Kansas. Santorum ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 but won the Kansas caucuses by a wide margin. He is a former Pennsylvania senator.
Brownback has a potentially tough challenger in presumed Democratic nominee Paul Davis. But the governor also faces Wichita landscaping business owner Jennifer Winn in the Aug. 5 Republican primary.