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Biden is considering former Chicago Democratic Mayor and top Obama administration staffer Rham Emanuel for a top ambassadorship, potentially to China or Japan, according to news reports.
Emanuel was President Obama’s first chief of staff and maintains a reputation as a powerful political player that would bring attention to the diplomatic post. There is ample recent precedent for sending big-name political figures as ambassadors to both Japan (Walter Mondale, Caroline Kennedy) and China (former Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus, former Iowa GOP Governor Terry Branstad). During Emanuel’s time in the Obama White House, former Utah GOP Gov. Jon Huntsman was named ambassador to China. read more