Carter Said to Be Leading Contender for Energy Secretary
By Hans Nichols - Jan 22, 2013
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is the leading candidate to head the
Energy Department in President Barack Obama’s second term, according to
two people familiar with the matter.
Carter, 58, a physicist,
would replace Energy Secretary Steven Chu and be part of the core
administration team overseeing energy and environmental policy,
according to the people, who requested anonymity to discuss personnel
Chu, 64, a Nobel Prize winning physicist, may announce
his departure from the administration this week, according to two other
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