Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 31st, 2008 at 5:48 pm
Politico published a story today about who might get cabinet-level appointments in a Barack Obama presidency (if he’s elected on Tuesday night of course).
Politico reporter Ben Smith and ABC’s Jonathan Karl (who used “well-positioned Democrats” as sources) have put two familiar names in the running for Obama’s Transportation Secretary — Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-MN).
Back in May we wondered out loud whether Blumenauer (who campaigned for Obama) might get the nod, but this is the first time I’ve heard Oberstar’s name come up.
Stein and Karl say the names are “being widely discussed in Democratic circles.”
Read more at Politico.com.
UPDATE: For more on Oberstar, read my story from Pro Walk/Pro Bike in September: Oberstar looks to history, future, during conference keynote