Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Senator Sebelius? It's only been 80 years!

That's how long it's been since a Democrat represented the state of Kansas in the U.S. Senate.

We speculated a few weeks ago about the possibility of Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-KS) running for Brownback's seat in 2010. Adding to our curiosity, just days ago she removed herself from being considered for an Obama cabinet post.  Politico picks up this story along with a few clues about GOP frontrunners, Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt.

Just three Democrats have ever been elected to the U.S. Senate in Kansas, the last being George ("Gloomy Gus") McGill in 1932.  More good reading on McGill here.

1 comment:

Rural Wanderer said...

No chance.
To win the governor's seat, she pulled a lot of moderate Republican votes. With Moran on the ticket, she would be unable to do that and would have no chance of winning a seat in the Senate.
Moran is one of the few Republicans that Democrats admit they like. He shows up in our county every year, several times, and memorizes our names and something about us. He's approachable.
Sebelius has showed up in our county once in six years. Has no clue who we are.
She'd be wasting her time running for the Senate.