(Washington Post) Rufus Gifford, former Democratic National Committee finance chair and more recently President Obama's near-legendary 2012 campaign fundraising chief, is said to be the leading pick for ambassador to Denmark.
Gifford, an indefatigable — some beleaguered donors have said maybe too indefatigable — fundraiser, was the key person behind the campaign's $1 billion war chest.
The longtime Democratic fundraiser and activist in the gay community would be the second openly gay ambassador named to a NATO ally. The first, James Hormel, served in the latter part of President Bill Clinton's second term as ambassador to Luxembourg.
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