Richardson-to-Commerce Pick to be Official Tomorrow

Richardson would lead economic revival policy
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2008 2:33 PM CST
Obama talks to panelists before an economic summit in Florida during the presidential campaign. Bill Richardson, immediate left, visited 19 states to campaign for Obama.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President-elect Obama is expected to announce Bill Richardson's appointment as secretary of commerce tomorrow, Reuters reports, the latest in a string of cabinet announcements. In his new role, the New Mexico governor will lead the charge to revive the nation's economy. Richardson will be the first Latino in Obama’s rapidly filling cabinet.