Daschle to Head Health and Human Services Department
Former Majority Leader Tom Daschle will be named the next Secretary of Health and Human Services according to Democratic sources.
After losing his reelection bid in 2004, Daschle sent most of his aids to work for Obama and eventually encouraging him to run for Senate.
With Healthcare reform a top priority in the Obama Administration, the transition team looked for someone who knows and can work with Congress to draft legislation. DNC Chairman Howard Dean was another posibility for the post, but given his toxicity with Republicans and his lack of experience in Congress, was not seriously considered.