Biden to nominate Comcast executive David Cohen as U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON – President Biden plans to nominate David L. Cohen, an executive at Comcast Corp.
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served as the United States ambassador to Canada, and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, a lawyer and widow of the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, served as the top US diplomat in Austria.

A third candidate announced Wednesday, Jamie Harpootlian, a Columbia, SC attorney, is scheduled to serve as US ambassador to Slovenia. Harpootlian is the wife of State Senator Richard Harpootlian, a leading political ally of South Carolina and a fundraiser for Mr.

Two other candidates also have deep ties to the president.

Mr. Cohen, a senior adviser to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, hosted Mr. Biden’s first 2020 campaign fundraiser at his home in Philadelphia in April 2019. As attorney and chief executive officer Philadelphia’s longtime business owner, Mr. Cohen previously served as chief human resources officer to date- Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell. Mr. Rendell later served as governor of Pennsylvania.

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