Caroline Kennedy ‘leading contender’ for next ambassador to Canada: report

David Jacobson will likely be replaced in coming months

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of  the late president John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, could be the next U.S. ambassador to Canada, according to reports.

Speculation that Kennedy could be among the candidates to get the post was reported by the National Post earlier this week. Now, Fox News reports an unnamed source saying Kennedy is a “leading contender.”

Kennedy has been a vocal Obama supporter who even said she would run for Clinton’s vacant Senate seat, which was also held by her uncle,  Bobby Kennedy. She later withdrew that bid for “personal reasons.”

Current U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson will likely be replaced in the coming months as President Barack Obama beings his second term.

Whoever is chosen to replace Jacobson will have some high-profile policy items to deal with, notably the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

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