Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm could have spot in second-term Obama Cabinet

Jan 8, 2013

As President Barack Obama shuffles his Cabinet in preparation for his second term, rumors put former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm in the mix for a possible nomination.

Politico reports that Granholm is on “a growing list of people the administration is looking to find spots for,” and mentions the former state attorney general as a possible replacement for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Others suggest Granholm might be in the running to replace Steven Chu as Energy Secretary.

Jason Plautz of InsideClimate News wrote that a Granholm nomination could bring “political heft” to the job, but could be a tough sell to Republicans.

The former governor worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts as a senior advisor on clean energy policies, and has been linked with the Energy post in the past.

Granholm has not commented on the speculation, but did tell the Detroit News in September that she had met with the President several times.

Granholm recently left her position as talk show host on Current TV.

- Jordan Wyant, Michigan Radio Newsroom