President-elect Barack Obama is on track to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state as early as next week, an aide to his transition said. One week after the former rivals for the White House met secretly to discuss the idea of Clinton becoming the nation's top diplomat, the two sides were moving quickly toward making it a reality, barring any unforeseen problems. Obama is on track to nominate her after next Thursday's U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, the transition aide told The Associated Press on Thursday. The aide said the two camps have worked out financial disclosure issues involving Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the complicated international funding of his foundation that operates in 27 countries. The aide said Obama and Hillary Clinton have had substantive conversations about the secretary of state job. Clinton has been mulling the post for several days, but the transition aide's comments suggested that Obama's team does not feel she is inclined to turn it down. Some Democrats and government insiders have questioned whether Clinton is too independent and politically ambitious to be an effective secretary of state. But Obama is said to admire her talents and experience, as do many other Democrats. A senior adviser to Obama said the president-elect believes Clinton would bring instant stature and credibility to U.S. diplomatic relations and that the advantages to her serving far outweighed potential downsides. Clinton would have to surrender her Senate seat, which she has held for eight years, to take the job.