Shocking no one, President Obama will make it official today: Sen. John Kerry is his pick for Hillary Clinton’s replacement.

His confirmation would open up a couple of committee spots.

Twitchy will update with reaction as it comes in.


Some helpful notes on Kerry from RNC staffers:

Who might nab Sen. Kerry’s senate seat?

More conservative reaction:

And Andrea Mitchell and Stephanocchio Cutter weigh in:

The president’s official announcement will be this afternoon.