The US Senate today voted to keep alive the Immigration bill that grants amnesty to illegal immigrants. One of those voting for amnesty was Senator Sam Brownback, the Conservative Kansas Republican vying for the GOP nomination for President. By voting for cloture (which is a pro-amnesty vote), Brownback essentially doomed his candidacy in my opinion.
Brownback is very pro-life, and favors limited government. However, he's from an area that would probably have a net negative population growth were it not for illegal immigration. His bias in favor of a policy that will supposedly benefit his home state may end up sinking his national aspirations.
In order to be a viable candidate in the Republican primary, Brownback cannot afford to be on the wrong side of one of the most important issues to conservatives this election cycle.