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Democrats Highlight Powerful Women, Including Sebelius

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Kathleen Sebelius, the governor of Kansas, took on a role for which doubly well suited at the Democratic National Convention last night. KCUR's Frank Morris has more from Denver, Colo.

The Democrats were showcasing some of their powerful women last night. Senator Hillary Clinton and all her other female Democratic Senate colleagues spoke, not to mention other governors and members of Congress. The other thing about Sebelius that she is a popular second term governor in a state where at least going by voter registration, Democrats should not win.

Democrats here hope that Senator Clinton's later speech helped to bring their party's house back together. Some here are also a little nervous about what will happen with the other Clinton, Bill, takes the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight.

I’ve been at KCUR almost 30 years, working partly for NPR and splitting my time between local and national reporting. I work to bring extra attention to people in the Midwest, my home state of Kansas and of course Kansas City. What I love about this job is having a license to talk to interesting people and then crafting radio stories around their voices. It’s a big responsibility to uphold the truth of those stories while condensing them for lots of other people listening to the radio, and I take it seriously. Email me at frank@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @FrankNewsman.
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