Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who Takes Over for Sebelius?

Yesterday I wrote about Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for HHS Secretary. Today I just wanted to take a look at what might happen in the state if Sebelius is confirmed. The Kansas governorship is term-limited, so Sebelius would have been out after the next election anyway. But the lieutenant governor, Mark Parkinson, has a history with the Kansas Republican Party. Although he's a Democrat now and has always been pro-choice, Parkinson's history of jumping ship on the party might prove difficult for him as he becomes governor.

Former Sen. Sam Brownback, the state's most outspoken national politician on abortion issues, has pledged to run for the seat.

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