Sebelius, Boehner Headed to Kansas’ 3rd District
Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, now the secretary of Health and Human Services, will campaign with Stephene Moore on Friday in Topeka. Moore, the Democratic nominee in the 3rd district, is running to replace her husband, retiring Democratic Rep. Dennis Moore.
Moore faces state Rep. Kevin Yoder on the November ballot. Yoder will welcome Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) for an event Saturday morning in Johnson County, the suburban Kansas City district’s population center.
Health care could be a big issue in this race. Moore has worked as a nurse for her entire career. Her husband, a Blue Dog Democrat, voted for the health care overhaul in March and she has said she supports his vote. Yoder, on the other hand, favors repealing the health care bill.
This is likely to be the only competitive race for Congress in Kansas this fall, and it’s a priority for both national parties. Yoder was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns list, shortly before Young Guns co-founder Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) visited the district for a fundraiser last month. Moore is a part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program.