Thursday, February 05, 2009

Harkin Backs Dean for Director of Health and Human Services Post

The Huffington Post is reporting that Sen. Tom Harkin is backing Howard Dean for director of Health and Human Services after rumors that Harkin might be a candidate for the position.

Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, who endorsed Dean's presidential campaign in 2004 and is rumored to be in the HHS running himself, applauded the idea of the former DNC header taking over the cabinet post vacated by Tom Daschle.

"I think that would be a very good move," Harkin told the Huffington Post. "He brings all the background and experience. He's very strong on prevention and wellness, which I'm very strong on. I think he'd make an outstanding secretary of HHS."

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