Wired PR News.com – After achieving a historical win on Tuesday night as President Elect for the United States of America, Barack Obama began the selection process for his new administration with the announcement of Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel for White House Chief of Staff on Wednesday, as reported by the Associated Press.
Although the position offer has been confirmed, there has yet to be confirmation as to whether Emanuel has accepted the job. The President Elect reportedly has to fill hundreds of positions before Inauguration Day in January, and the task may prove daunting due to anti-lobbying views presented during his campaign. Past experience has shown lobbyists to be heavily considered for appointed White House positions due to their political experience.
Rahm Emanuel served as a White House aide during the Clinton Administration, and later won a seat as House Representative for Illinois. Other political figures, including Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts were stated to be vying for open Cabinet seats early on.
Many continue to speculate on the events surrounding Obama’s transition into the White House.
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