Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who served eight years as that state’s insurance commissioner, is favored because of “her record of navigating partisan politics as a Democrat in one of the countryâ€™s most Republican states,” according to The Times.
Ms. Sebeliusâ€™s family and her administration have both been notably bipartisan. Her father was a Democratic governor of Ohio and her father-in-law was a longtime Republican member of Congress from Kansas. She won her first term with a former Republican businessman as her running mate and a second term with the former Republican state party chairman on her ticket.
The Times also said next week the Obama administration will have a health-care focus. He may make health care a theme of his prime-time address to Congress on Tuesday.
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