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Obama to nominate Kerry for Secretary of State

This news story was published on December 21, 2012.
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Sen. John Kerry

CNN is reporting Friday that President Barack Obama will nominate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Kerry is a former presidential candidate who lost to George Bush in the 2004 election.

According to his website, “John Kerry was born on December 11, 1943 at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. Not long after Kerry was born, his family returned home to Massachusetts.”

Susan Rice was Obama’s first choice to replace Clinton, but she withdrew from consideration on December 13th after it became clear she would not be approved by Congress.

“I’ve known and worked closely with Susan Rice not just at the UN, but in my own campaign for President,” Kery said of Rice.  “I’ve defended her publicly and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again because I know her character and I know her commitment.”

According to CNN, “Kerry has traveled the globe on behalf of the Obama administration to mend frayed relationships. Most notably, he traveled to Pakistan after a series of incidents, including the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, that had set relations back.”

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