Obama to Choose Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

From Sunlen Miller

Former Iowa Gov Tom Vilsack will be President-elect Obama's choice for Agriculture Secretary, a democratic official tells ABC News.

Vilsack was briefly an opponent of Obama's in the presidential race but dropped out of the running for the democratic nomination almost as quickly as he got in. Vilsack supported Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary before throwing his support behind Obama.

Vilsack served two-terms as Iowa’s governor before joining a law firm in Des Moines in 2007. He was previously mayor of Mount Pleasant, Iowa and served in the Iowa State Senate.

This will be the fourth former opponent of Obama's on board in his new administration, following Biden, Clinton, and Richardson.

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