WASHINGTON — Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he will resign, the challenging task of finding a replacement who can win Senate confirmation begins for President Obama.
an Obama confidant and original Cabinet member, said Thursday he will
depart the Justice Department as soon as his successor is confirmed.
A look at some possible replacements being mentioned:
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick:
A close friend of President Obama, Patrick is not running for
re-election in November. He has long been mentioned as a possible
replacement for Holder. Patrick was chief of the Justice Department's
civil rights division under Bill Clinton. As governor, Patrick won raves
for his handling of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath.
Patrick said Thursday that attorney general is "an enormously important
job but it's not one for me right now."
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