The Senate Committee on Finance doesn't have Ron Kirk's confirmation hearing penciled in on theschedule
; so, for now, Bush appointeePeter F. Allgeier
is the acting U.S. Trade Representative, the position to which then-President-elect Barack Obama appointed Kirklast month
. But the former Dallas mayor took at least one baby step toward the position today by releasing his financial disclosure forms, whichthe Associated Press has so helpfully sifted through
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. Some highlights?
Kirk made more than $1 million last year from his law firm partnership and corporate board positions ... Vinson & Elkins will pay him a bonus of $150,000 and other benefits, when he resigns, the disclosure form said. ... Kirk also reported assets valued between $1.9 million and $4.6 million.
I officially declare my candidacy for mayor of Dallas.