Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sebelius Senate run unlikely

By The Herald Staff | 4/18/2014

WASHINGTON — While media reports suggested Kathleen Sebelius was interested in running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the former Secretary of Health and Human Services said she has no plans to join the ballot.

Sebelius, who resigned last week as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, is continuing her work with the federal agency and isn’t considering a U.S. Senate run, Dori Salcido, Health and Human Services spokeswoman, told the press.

WASHINGTON — While media reports suggested Kathleen Sebelius was interested in running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., the former Secretary of Health and Human Services said she has no plans to join the ballot.

Sebelius, who resigned last week as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, is continuing her work with the federal agency and isn’t considering a U.S. Senate run, Dori Salcido, Health and Human Services spokeswoman, told the press.

The New York Times reported this week that Sebelius was considering fighting for Roberts’ Senate seat, citing bad blood between the two after Roberts called for Sebelius’ resignation.

But Democrats in Kansas were skeptical. Joan Wagnon, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, said Sebelius had not contacted her nor party officials about a run, according to the Associated Press.

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