Sebelius campaigns for Obama
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius – often-mentioned as a potential running mate for Barack Obama – will campaign for the Illinois senator Wednesday in her hometown of Cincinnati.
Her father, former Ohio governor John J. Gilligan, will be with her at what is being billed as a "community issues forum" at the Laborers Union Hall, 3457 Montgomery Rd. in Evanston. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m.
Sebelius, a graduate of Cincinnati’s Summit Country Day School, was re-elected to a second term in 2006. On Feb. 3, she delivered the Democratic response to a national television audience following President Bush’s final State of the Union address.
The next morning, Sebelius traveled to Eldorado, Kansas, the hometown of Obama’s maternal grandparents, where she endorsed Obama’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Later that week, her father, who served as Ohio’s governor from 1971 to 1975, told the Enquirer that he, too, is supporting Obama over Hillary Clinton.
-- Howard Wilkinson