While his race for the GOP Presidential nomination did not fair well, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback just might be setting himself up for a second run at the nomination by quitting.

Brownback is expected to announce that he’ll be leaving his seat in the U.S. Senate after his term expires in 2010, but that doesn’t mean Brownback will go on to star in Viagra commercials, much like another former Kansas Senator and Presidential candidate.

No, it appears as if Brownback will be filing papers to run for governor of the Jayhawk state, which leaves room to ponder – is he running for governor because govenors have traditionally faired well in Presidential politics?