Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Richardson to be nominated as commerce secretary

Richardson is Obama's choice for commerce secretary.
Richardson is Obama's choice for commerce secretary.

President-elect Barack Obama will nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be Commerce Secretary at a news conference in Chicago Wednesday, a Democratic source tells CNN's Candy Crowley.

A former rival of Obama's for the the Democratic nomination, Richardson served as ambassador to the United Nations and the Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton.

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