Obama Picks Tom Daschle as Health and Human Services Secretary

By Nitya

Nov 19, 2008 12:31pm

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News can confirm that President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Sources confirm to ABC News that Daschle, who was the Senate Majority Leader when Bill Clinton was president, has accepted the offer.

An early supporter of Obama, Daschle endorsed the president-elect in February 2007 and was tapped to oversee Obama’s health transition team.

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