Sen. Brownback Calls Himself a Tortoise in Presidential Race

Oklahoma City (AP)_ Sen. Sam Brownback says he is a tortoise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, starting out slowly and slowly moving up in the polls.

Sen. Brownback was in Oklahoma yesterday, where he visited the Oklahoma house and delivered a 20 minute-speech.

He says that he has been well received in states whose primaries are considered key to the nomination.

The Senator focused on both fiscal and religious conservative ideas when speaking before the House, promoting faith-based lifestyles and stronger families.

He also criticized legal attempts to stop religious expression, like the singing of hymns at Christmas in public places.

Polls consistently place Sen. Brownback behind former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arizona Senator John McCain, and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney.