Sebelius Expected to Call for Bipartisanship

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plans to make the need for bipartisan work in Washington a theme of her response to President Bush's State of the Union address.

Democratic congressional leaders have chosen Sebelius to give their party's response to the address.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
said Monday that they picked the Kansas governor because she has
been successful in governing a Republican-leaning state.

Sebelius said she believes America is developing a new political majority in which people don't identify themselves with partisan labels. She noted that half of the nation's 28 Democratic governors are from states carried by the Republican president in 2004.

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