UPI is now reporting that Sanders has endorsed Dean for HHS. And maybe even more significantly, UPI is reporting the story as if Dean is a contender. No mention of fringe supporters on the left etc. It just lists Howard among other short listed and leaked names.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean should be named U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., said Monday.
Sanders joined Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., Alan Grayson, D-Fla., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., in backing Dean, a physician and former Vermont governor, for the Cabinet post, the Washington publication The Hill reported.
"Governor Dean understands, as you do, that all Americans are entitled to healthcare as a right of citizenship, and that we must pay far more attention to the needs of our children if we are to have a healthy and prosperous society," Sanders wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama.