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Report: Kansas GOP will pay bus fare for Kathleen Sebelius to come home for Senate bid

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The Kansas Republican party jokingly offered to pay for former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to return to her home state if she wants to run for Senate -- seeing her chances for victory unlikely.

"If Kathleen Sebelius wants to come back to Kansas to run for office, we will pay her bus fare," said Kansas GOP Chair Kelly Arnold, according to the New York Daily News.

The party is also already fundraising off a potential Sebelius bid.

"We need your help to stop Obama's former cabinet secretary - Kathleen Sebelius - from returning to KS to run for the US Senate Please consider a contribution," said a post on the Kansas Republican Party's Facebook page.

The New York Times first reported Wednesday that Sebelius, a Democrat who served as Kansas governor before being Obama's HHS chief, is considering a run for Senate in the state.

The Times wrote that Sebelius, who announced her resignation as Health and Human Services secretary April 10, is "weighing revenge" against her old family friend, Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

Roberts accused Sebelius of "gross incompetence" and demanded she resign following the disastrous early months of the Obamacare rollout.

Sebelius' resignation came after the Obama administration triumphantly claimed it had reached its goal of seven million signups on the Obamacare exchanges by March 31.

The Times was unable to find anyone to comment publicly on the rumored candidacy.

Sebelius has until June 2 to decide whether to run against Roberts.

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