President-elect Barack Obama could start announcing his cabinet as early as Wednesday. Both Obama and John McCain have been laying the groundwork to transition from the campaign to the White House.
Obama will likely name the White House chief of staff first. Potential names tossed around for that post include: Illinois Representative Rahm Emanuel, a Clinton White House aide, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
And the position of secretary of state, or another key post, could have Hoosier ties. Some think Obama will tap Senator Richard Lugar.
Lugar was one of the people Obama mentioned in the third presidential debate for possible assistance in figuring out foreign policy.
Lugar has said he would not want a place in Obama's cabinet and he formally endorsed McCain. But questions remain, as Obama continued to reference the senator in the final months of his campaign.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times