U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar will be the nation's next secretary of the interior if President-elect Barack Obama has his way.
Obama nominated Colorado's current junior senator to his cabinet today.
Salazar, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 after serving as the state's attorney general and director of the department of natural resources.
Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, will appoint his replacement, who would serve until the end of Salazar's current term.