Sources: Napolitano Tapped for Homeland Security
Insiders say Arizona governor has accepted the job, subject to vetting
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 20, 2008 2:14 AM CST
Barack Obama appears with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano during a town hall meeting at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas earlier this year.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is Barack Obama's first choice to head Homeland Security, transition insiders tell CNN. Napolitano, the focus of Cabinet speculation for weeks, plans to accept the job following vetting from the president-elect's team, according to sources. Napolitano's office, contacted by the Arizona Republic, declined to confirm—or deny—the reports.