After a week of speculation, word comes that Clinton is on track to be nominated as the nation’s next Secretary of State. Today the New York Times reports that Clinton will accept.
Reports surfaced earlier that Clinton was unsure of whether to accept the post. According to the Times, Clinton came to the decision after much discussions with Obama about her role in the post.
This comes as Richard Holbrooke, the former UN Ambassdor in the Clinton Administration is rumored to be a top choice for Deputy Secretary of State.
Governor Paterson will appoint a Senator who will serve until 2010 when a special election will be held. In 2012, the seat will be up for a full term election. A Marist poll conducted showed that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is the choice among New Yorkers to replace Clinton, though a large portion of the electorate remain undecided.