Obama Taps Sebelius for HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House source says Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of health and human services.

The source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, says
Obama will formally announce the nomination on Monday.

Obama's first choice for HHS, former Senate Majority Leader Tom
Daschle, withdrew after disclosing he had failed to pay $140,000 in
taxes and interest.

Sebelius, 60, was an early Obama supporter. She picked his
presidential campaign over that of Hillary Rodham Clinton, now the
secretary of state. Sebelius worked tirelessly for Obama's bid and
was a top surrogate to women's groups.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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