Thursday, June 5, 2008

Daschle Interested In HHS Secretary?

Tom Daschle has been a Barack Obama supporter from the beginning and he helped lead the unsuccessful campaign here in the South Dakota primary so what if any position would he like in an Obama White House?

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota has no interest in the vice presidency or in serving as chief of staff if Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is elected president, but sources say he is interested in universal health care and might relish serving as HHS secretary.

Daschle, an early and ardent backer of Obama's bid for the White House and a key player in President Clinton's push for universal health care in 1993, told CongressDaily he hopes he "can be helpful, perhaps in a prospective Obama administration, on healthcare reform" and added that he would be "interested in finding ways to do that."

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