Multiple reports have the Obama transition team vetting New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson for the post of Secretary of Commerce. Richardson has been in the running for Secretary of State, but reports have the president-elect offering that slot to Hillary Clinton after the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.
Space.com has a short piece on the subject. There’s also discussion of what it would mean to have a prominent New Space supporter heading up the Commerce Department over at Jeff Foust’s Space Politics blog. This is an excellent source for transition-related news and views.
UPDATE: Barack Obama did announce his selection of Richardson for Commerce Secretary on Monday. The nomination is subject to Senate approval.