Sebelius Conducts Official Business While Nation Awaits VP Announcement

TOPEKA, Kan. - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) is at the statehouse for a day of official business as speculation continues to swirl about her being Barack Obama's running mate. Sebelius has repeatedly referred questions about her chances of landing on the Democratic presidential ticket to Obama.

Sebelius is one of four names narrowed down for the VP spot. Also being named as possible Democratic vice president choices are Delaware Senator Joe Biden, Indiana Senator Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

Obama shared his requirements for his running mate in a CBS interview. "I want somebody who is gonna be able to challenge my thinking and not simply be a yes person when it comes to policy making."

Many Kansans are now asking is that person Governor Sebelius? Obama says he has already made a choice, but is keeping tight-lipped about who it is.

An announcement is expected anytime now.

Gov. Sebelius being on the short list has garnered major attention for the state of Kansas that the governor Friday says is good for the state. "I think it's always great for Kansas to be mentioned in a very positive way," the governor said. "This certainly has been a very positive light for Kansas. I think that's always good news."

Sebelius plans to fly from Kansas City to Denver Saturday to prepare for the Democratic National Convention next week.

Obama will campaign in Kansas City Tuesday on his way to the convention. It's part of a four-state tour.

13's Melissa Brunner will speak with Gov. Sebelius Friday afternoon. We'll have more from that interview on 13 News at four, five and six.


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