WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at http://www.DemocraticConventionWatch.com
Lots of news and rumors today.
First, Bill Richardson will be named as Commerce Secretary at a 11:40 ET press conference tomorrow.
Second, more rumored appointments:
- Former ambassador Richard Holbrooke is under consideration for a South Asia diplomatic role.
- Rep. Xavier Becerra , D-Calif., has been offered the post of U.S. Trade Representative
Labor activist Mary Beth Maxwell has emerged as a serious candidate for Secretary of Labor, Democratic and transition offiicials confirm. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that Maxwell, who'd be the first openly gay cabinet secretary, is being vetted for the job, along with Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas. Of the three, Sebelius has the inside track and the closest relationship with Obama. Sebelius has also been mentioned as a potential pick for Secretary of Education.- The Atlantic