[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/11/14/transition.wrap/art.clinton.gi.jpg caption="Sen. Hillary Clinton has been mentioned as a candidate for Obama's secretary of state, sources say."]Maureen Miller
Tonight we've learned from democratic sources that President-elect Barack Obama has asked Sen. Hillary Clinton if she's interested in the post of Secretary of State.
Although, Clinton is saying much on the matter.
"I'm very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit, especially guesses about my own," Clinton said to laughs at New York State Mass Transit Fall Convention in Albany, New York today.
"But in the off chance that you're not here for this important issue and are here for some other reason, let me just say that I'm not going to speculate or address anything about the president-elect's incoming administration. And I'm going to respect his process, and any inquiries should be directed to his Transition team," she added.
Now let's add this name to the mix: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.
A senior Democratic source tells CNN he also has met with Obama about the possibility of becoming Secretary of State.
Both Richardson and Clinton were in the battle for the Democratic nomination, along with Obama.
Who do you think is the better pick?
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