Everybody Loves Ken Salazar, Who Loves Joe Biden

Ken Salazar with former President Barack Obama.

Ernest Luning of the Colorado Springs Gazette reports on a familiar face back in action with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on the summertime upswing:

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has named former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar as a co-chair of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s Latino Leadership Committee.

Salazar, a former U.S. senator and Colorado attorney general, was an early endorser of the former vice president’s White House bid. He joins fellow Obama cabinet alum former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis heading the campaign group, the Biden campaign said…

The other Colorado members are former Denver Mayor Federico Peña, who served as secretary of energy and transportation in the Clinton administration; state Senate President Leroy Gracia, D-Pueblo; and state Rep. Bri Buentello, D-Pueblo.

Former Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado on the stump for Biden is like getting the band back together again, and naturally invites speculation about whether Salazar might be tapped to serve in President Biden’s Cabinet–at Interior or another role for which Colorado’s “senior Salazar” would be well qualified. Back in 2016, before our universe veered off on this bizarre alternate timeline in which Donald Trump is President, Salazar was picked by then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to head what would have been Clinton’s presidential transition team.

Here’s a political mulligan we think history will allow.

2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Duke Cox says:

    So…in 5 hrs., this story has generated 0 interest.

    Ken Salazar? Couldn’t Joe pick a non-Clintonite? Someone who won’t team up with our Oily Boy senator to keep the API Benevolent Society alive. Is Ken going to do something different this time?

    Ken is not a bad guy, but he wouldn’t know “Progressive” if it jumped up in his lap and called him “papa”!. And exciting? 

    Just exactly the wrong choice. My enthusiasm wanes. Maybe he will prove me wrong…😣

    • The realist says:

      Yep, many folks have a different view of Ken Salazar these days. Just ask the folks in Pueblo who worked so hard to break away from Black Hills Energy as their electricity provider, and had to witness Salazar working on behalf of Black Hills. 

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