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Sebelius endorses state senator in Kansas governor’s race

Shown at left is Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. At right is former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

— Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has endorsed Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly in the Kansas governor’s race.

Kelly touted the backing of Sebelius as the Kansas Democratic Party began an annual two-day convention Friday in Kelly’s hometown of Topeka.

Sebelius served as Kansas governor from 2003 until she became former President Barack Obama’s HHS secretary in April 2009. She remains influential in Democratic Party circles.

Kelly is part of an already crowded race for the Democratic nomination.

Rival Democratic candidate and former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty issued a statement saying it’s not surprising that Sebelius would endorse Kelly because they were neighbors for years in Topeka.

Svaty pointed to former Democratic Gov. John Carlin’s support for him. Carlin was governor from 1979 through 1986.

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Steve Jacob

Just a reminder the Democrats still are still trying to decide if they want to be more middle or the left. Joshua Svaty is the most likely Democrat to win in November.

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Bob Smith

How far to port are you willing to lean?

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P Allen Macfarlane

Well, starboard has gotten us nowhere.

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Bob Smith

Kansas Democrats are busy polishing the brass handrails while their ship is sinking.

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Bob Summers

Right. Listen to Sebelius.

She has absolutely no credibility after her double counting malarkey with Obamacare savings.

>During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted to double-counting in the Obamacare budget. ....
“There is an issue here on the budget because your own actuary has said you can’t double-count,” said Shimkus. “You can’t count — they’re attacking Medicare on the CR when their bill, your law, cut $500 billion from Medicare.”
He continued: “Then you’re also using the same $500 billion to what? Say your funding health care. Your own actuary says you can’t do both. […] What’s the $500 billion in cuts for? Preserving Medicare or funding the health-care law?
Sebelius’ reply? “Both.”
You mean they lied? You're kidding.

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Paul Jones

Bob Smith 53 minutes ago
"Kansas Democrats are busy polishing the brass handrails while their ship is sinking. "

No Bob, actually the entire country is sinking because of the neoliberal policies of both parties.

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Charles L. Bloss, Jr.

I would never vote for anyone endorsed by Sebelius. I still remember when she vetoed concealed carry, and it was over ridden. I believe any law abiding citizen has the right to protect themselves and their families.

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Paul Jones

Chuck it's great to live in a united 'Merica where greed has everybody living in fear.

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