President Obama nominates John Kerry for secretary of state - – Rockford’s News Leader

President Obama nominates John Kerry for secretary of state

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A former presidential candidate could replace current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in President Obama's second-term Cabinet.

The president nominated Massachusetts Democrat John Kerry for the position during an announcement on Friday, December 21. President Obama said Kerry's previous experience in politics and service helped mold him for the role and he would not need on-the-job training.

Kerry served in the Vietnam War and also served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has represented Massachusetts in the Senate since 1985.

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