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Charlotte Mayor Expected To Be Nominated as Transport Secretary

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Ray LaHood as transportation secretary, the White House said.

The president is also expected to nominate billionaire Obama donor and business executive Penny Pritzker as commerce secretary and Deputy National Security Adviser Michael Froman as U.S. trade representative, several news organizations reported.

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  • Jon Lester||

    Great. Have you driven through Charlotte in recent years? It sucks, even when there isn't road construction and repair happening.

  • Jerryskids||

    Well I don't think you can blame the mayor for the roads in Charlotte, it's not like that's his primary job.

    Of course you might ask, in that case, what the hell makes the mayor of Charlotte qualified to be Secretary of Transportation.

  • Jon Lester||

    Supposedly it's because of his work on a streetcar system, and expansion of the airport:


    Remember Federico Pena?