DENVER (AP) _ Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar has turned in his
The nominee to lead the department of the interior sent a letter Saturday to senate leaders saying he will resign his senate seat
two years early to join the cabinet of President-Elect Barack
Salazar says he expects to be confirmed Tuesday, the same day Obama is inaugurated president.
The Democratic Senator's confirmation hearing before a senate committee last week went smoothly. Salazar indicated the new
administration wants to expand renewable energy on public lands.
Salazar will be replaced by Denver Public Schools Superintendent
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