Despite the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov and her decision to leave President Obama's cabinet next month, Democrats are urging Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to run for a Senate seat in Kansas against her old friend, Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, The New York Times said.
Mrs. Sebelius is coming up in conversation as a serious challenger to Mr. Roberts, 77, who is considered vulnerable and faces a primary challenge from Milton Wolf, a tea-party backed conservative, The Times reported.
But it is unclear whether the HHS secretary will give their entreaties serious consideration, or if her potential candidacy could get off the ground.
She is politically wounded from the botched Web rollout of Mr. Obama's signature law and just last week announced that she will resign from her post. Plus, Democrats have not faired well in Kansas of late.
Mrs. Sebelius has until a June 2 filing deadline to decide whether she wants to run, The Times reported.
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