Politics & Government

Kathleen Sebelius endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius AP file photo

Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

“Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to fighting for women, families, and children, and I am proud to endorse her,” Sebelius said in a statement Monday. “Hillary believes women’s issues are family issues, economic issues, and crucial to our future competitiveness. … She is the one candidate with the plans and experience to deliver real results for Kansans.”

Sebelius, former secretary for health and human services, served in President Obama’s Cabinet with Clinton, who was secretary of state.

Clinton has picked up wins in the Iowa and Nevada caucuses over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders won the New Hampshire primary earlier this month.

Sebelius, a Democrat, was the Kansas governor from 2003 to 2009. During her second term, she endorsed then-Sen. Obama over Clinton in the 2008 presidential race.

Current Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio last week.

Both the Democratic and Republican caucuses will be held on March 5.

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