Another one bites the dust. Vice President Biden announced Tuesday that his chief of staff, Ron Klain, will resign from his post later this month to return to the private sector. The longtime Democratic political operative’s name had been floated to replace Rahm Emanuel as President Obama’s chief of staff. Chicago mayor. Now, the President is considering naming former Commerce Secretary William Daley to a top position, possibly to replace his interim chief of staff Pete Rouse. Meanwhile, Klain, 49, will become president of Case Holdings, the parent company of an investment firm owned by his former boss and AOL co-founder Steve Case. He also served as former Vice President Al Gore’s chief of staff and played a major role during the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida. “For 25 years, Ron Klain has been my friend and adviser,” Biden said in a statement. “As my chief of staff in the White House, Ron has done an exceptional job of building my team, implementing my direction on top priorities and providing invaluable counsel.” Klain’s resignation comes as the White House reorganizes for the second half of Obama’s term. In addition to Emanuel, National Security Adviser James Jones, White House senior adviser… Read full this story
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