Sam Brownback is perhaps the most
conservative Kansas governor-elect in at least a generation.
Yet he's likely to face political problems on his right.
Signs of potential trouble emerged last week, when a Kansas
House member urged GOP colleagues in a letter to seek the repeal of
this year's sales tax increase.
Brownback has criticized the tax increase but opposes repealing
it next year because of the state's budget issues.
Abortion opponents are eager for additional rules and reporting
requirements for clinics and doctors. Their agenda also includes
restrictions on medical research with embryonic stem cells.
Brownback is a strong abortion opponent but has made it clear
the economy is his top priority.