February 3, 2009

AS CRAFTY AS THRIFTY, THAT YANKEE:

Officials say Obama to nominate Gregg for Cabinet (LAURIE KELLMAN, 2/02/09, Associated Press)

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Sen. Judd Gregg as commerce secretary on Tuesday, the White House confirmed on the eve of the announcement as the New Hampshire Republican disclosed an apparent deal that would keep his seat out of Democratic hands.

"I have made it clear to the Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle and to the governor that I would not leave the Senate if I felt my departure would cause a change in the makeup of the Senate," Gregg said Monday in a statement. The White House confirmed the Gregg choice on the condition of anonimity because the announcement had not yet been made.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 3, 2009 7:15 AM
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