Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Encourages Attention to Democratic Convention

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

The Democratic National Convention kicked off in Denver Monday with Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of its co-chairpersons.

Speaking from Denver Monday, Sebelius said the planners tried to craft an event that was as inclusive as possible. For example, she said, Thursday's stadium setting for Sen. Barack Obama to accept the Presidential nomination will allow tens of thousands of people to attend the event that wouldn't otherwise have been able. She says the convention is a great way for people to learn about the candidates and their ideas.

As the convention got underway, Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were working on an agreement to allow delegates to cast some votes of Clinton. At some point, Clinton would then move to make support for Obama unanimous. Sebelius says it is a way to recognize the great support Clinton had during what Sebelius described as an "historic" campaign, with African-American, Hispanic and female candidates all having a legitimate shot at landing the nomination.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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