That’s what the British newspaper the Guardian reports.
Hillary Clinton plans to accept the job of secretary of state offered by Barack Obama, who is reaching out to former rivals to build a broad coalition administration.
If Hillary Clinton indeed were to take the position of Secretary of State, it would poise a Latina to step up and be a front runner for the Clinton Senate seat.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez is the front-runner – for now, at least – to replace Hillary Clinton if she becomes the next secretary of state, a source close to Gov. Paterson said yesterday.
“They think she’s a twofer,” said the source close to Paterson, who would get to pick Clinton’s replacement. “She’s a woman and a Latina and therefore a home run. He’s feeling tremendous pressure in western New York, which he has to win to win the general election. But the closer pressure he’s feeling right now is from the Hispanic community.”
Velasquez, who supported Clinton’s run for the presidency (as most Latino NYC politicos did), is first Puerto Rican woman elected to the House.