Thursday, November 13, 2008

Klain tapped for Biden's chief of staff

Ron Klain will be Vice-President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff according to a Democratic source.
Ron Klain will be Vice-President-elect Joe Biden's chief of staff according to a Democratic source.

(CNN) – Ron Klain, former chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore, has agreed to serve in the same post under Vice President-elect Joe Biden, a Democratic source involved in the transition tells CNN.

Klain also served as general counsel of Gore's Florida recount effort, and was recently portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO movie about the event. Reached by CNN, Klain would not confirm or deny reports he had accepted the position, but the Democratic source said it was a "done deal."

Klain previously worked with Biden when he served as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee in the early 1990's. At that time, Biden was chairman of the committee.

Klain is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School.

– CNN's Suzanne Malveaux and Martina Stewart contributed to this report

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