Not a huge surprise, but Foxnews is reporting that President Obama will nominate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State.
A senior administration official says President Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state.
Kerry’s nomination marks Obama’s first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
If confirmed, Kerry will take the helm at the State Department from outgoing Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Massachusetts senator is expected to be easily approved for the Cabinet post by his longtime Capitol Hill colleagues.
This will lead to a second Special Election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 4 years.