Brownback Seeks Apology for Email Citing Catholic Faith

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican presidential hopeful Sam Brownback of Kansas said rival Mike Huckabee should apologize for a supporter's ``prejudiced whisper campaign'' against him for being Catholic.

In a statement issued last night, Huckabee didn't apologize for the remarks but said they were neither approved nor condoned by his campaign. He said he was glad that the supporter had issued his own
apology and clarification.

A pastor in Windsor Heights, Iowa, had sent an e-mail to Brownback supporters pointing out that Huckabee is an evangelical Protestant and Brownback is not. Brownback converted to Catholicism in 2002.

Reverend Tim Rude called himself a ``recovering Catholic'' and referred to Huckabee as ``one of us.''

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