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Campbell recommended to run Interior Department


Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) is being recommended to replace fellow Coloradan Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior.

Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colorado) is writing a letter to President Bush recommending Campbell. "The fact that the president could appoint the first Native American Secretary of Interior, from a historic standpoint, I think has interest down at the White House,' Allard's chief of staff told The Denver Rocky Mountain News.

Campbell left the Senate at the end of 2004 after more than 20 years in Congress. He currently works as a lobbyist for the Holland & Knight firm.

Get the Story:
Campbell touted for Interior (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 3/14)
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Resignation Letter:
Norton to Bush (March 9, 2006)

News Release:
Secretary Norton Announces Departure from Interior (DOI 3/10)

Relevant Links:
Interior Department - http://www.doi.gov

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