01/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Flack Wolfson Considered For State Department Gig

Some of Washington's best-known Democratic operatives -- including Jenny Backus, Jennifer Palmieri and Howard Wolfson -- are being considered for top communications roles that would make them the public faces of the Obama administration outside the White House, Democratic officials said.

Although no final decisions have been made, Backus may be President-elect Barack Obama's top spokesperson on health issues, Palmieri is in the early stages of consideration for a role at the Pentagon, and Wolfson is being considered -- along with Doug Hattaway -- for the delicate podium job at the State Department.

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