Kerry Taps Old Friend for State Department Post

Friday, 21 Feb 2014 09:02 AM

By Melanie Batley

A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Secretary of State John Kerry is hiring a protégé he met on the campaign trail two decades ago to lead an initiative at the State Department.

Former Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello will oversee the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, The Washington Post reports.

He will examine the performance and effectiveness of State Department efforts in diplomacy and foreign aid.

The Democrat, who most recently served as CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, worked for Kerry's 1996 Senate campaign at the age of 22, helping to get out the environmental vote.

Perriello, once labeled an "unapologetic progressive" by Time magazine, pulled off a slim victory in his 2008 congressional campaign in a GOP-leaning district in central Virginia, but lost the seat two years later.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Conservative Editor: GOP Problem With Hispanics Is Within Party

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 19:40 PM

Jeb Bush called illegal immigration an "act of love." Rand Paul said the Republican Party needs to get "beyond deportati . . .

Paul, Rubio Lead Potential Republican 2016 Contenders in Spending

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 19:29 PM

Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in sp . . .

Rep. Blackburn on Idea of Sebelius as Senator: Hah!

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 18:36 PM

There's no way Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can win a Senate seat, Rep. Marsha Blackburn says. . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved