Report: Salazar Has Accepted Interior Secretary Position
Bump and update: Our local news is reporting Sen. Salazar has been offered and accepted the cabinet position of Secretary of the Interior.
The speculation now turns to who Gov. Ritter will name to replace him. Top names mentioned: Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Diana DeGette , Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado House speaker Andrew Romanoff. My choices: Diana DeGette, followed by Ed Perlmutter. [More...]
Reports of Sen. Ken Salazar for Interior Secretary
Salazar just held a fundraiser for his 2010 Senate re-election and raised $400,000. I wonder what happens to that money if he takes a cabinet position?
I think Salazar has more power as a Senator given his tendency to compromise with Republicans. With his bipartisan nature, he can probably be of more use to Obama in the Senate as well.
I have my doubts Salazar would accept the position, but if he does, I think he'll make a fine Interior Secretary. And I won't mind his absence in the Senate when it comes to voting on judicial appointments and crime bills. He's been too much of a conservative in those areas.
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