President-elect Barack Obama will announce his selection of Republican Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood as his transportation secretary today. While LaHood will be the second Republican in Obama's cabinet, he is known as a moderate willing to work across party lines. But he has a weak record on the environment and hasn't been a mass transit advocate. Tanya Koonce, News Director of WCBU in Peoria, gives The Takeaway a briefing on her hometown congressman..
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