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VOL. 123 | NO. 228 | Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sen. Clinton Weighing Secretary of State Post

By BETH FOUHY | Associated Press Writer

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CHICAGO (AP) - Associates of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband say the former first lady is weighing whether to leave the Senate and become secretary of state, believing the job is hers if she wants it.

Obama transition officials say other candidates have been vetted for the job, but the New York senator has emerged as the leading contender and the vetting of former president Bill Clinton has been particularly intense.

Associates say Hillary Clinton has been told that Obama wants her to be secretary of state, although accounts differ on how bluntly and directly Obama made the overture. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the negotiations.

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