As soon as Kathleen Sebelius resigned as Secretary of HHS, my first thought was, hmm, wonder if she’ll run for Senate in Kansas.

Apparently I’m not the only one thinking about that, Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat

In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of “gross incompetence” over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services. Now she is weighing revenge.

Ms. Sebelius is considering entreaties from Democrats who want her to run against that old friend, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas.

Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who could wage a serious challenge to Mr. Roberts, 77, who is running for a fourth term and is considered vulnerable. One person who spoke directly to Ms. Sebelius said that she was thinking about it, but added that it was too soon to say how seriously she was taking the idea.

Pat Roberts voted to confirm Sebelius when nominated by Obama.

His turn on her clearly was with the Republican primary challenge from Dr. Milton Wolf in mind.  Wolf has been a consistent and vigorous opponent of Obamacare and Sebelius.

Roberts and the Kansas Republican establishment are going all out to defeat the Wolf challenge.

But that may be foolish.  Roberts is vulnerable for many reasons, not the least of which is that he doesn’t actually live in Kansas.

A Sebelius Senate run would put Obamacare squarely on the ballot.  Wolf may be better positioned to meet that challenge than the guy who voted for Sebelius in the first place.



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