December 16th, 2008
06:11 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama picks Vilsack for Agriculture

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack will be named as President-elect Obama's choice to head the Department of Agriculture."]
CHICAGO (CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama will name former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his secretary of Agriculture at a news conference scheduled for Wednesday, according to an Obama transition aide and a separate Democratic source.

Vilsack was a high profile supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential primaries after he briefly sought the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama and Vilsack were rivals for the Democratic nomination for just under two weeks.

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  1. Texas Teacher

    Sorry, RJ, Ca, the present administration has left a rather bitter taste in my mouth. The McCain/Palin campaign has brought that taste up into my mouth in the form of Spit Up too many times. As I listen to Bush and Cheney spout their lack of regrets and on and on.... I just can't see myself bearing a hachet figuratively or otherwise.. unless it is in the collective skull of the present administration and their backers... as well as the ignorant fools who got us into this mess by voting for them!

    Sorry.... I have to leave... I'm about to spit up in my mouth just thinking about it.... 🙂

    December 16, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  2. Iowa Hawk Man

    Steve from NY says Vilsack in shady? Look, Iowa politics isn't like New York politics buddy. We actually have values here.

    December 16, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  3. aware

    So...PEBO the kindergarten kid is playing with his crayons! 🙁

    December 16, 2008 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  4. Ann

    pay back for Iowa?

    December 16, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
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