GOP Senator Gregg withdraws as commerce secretary nominee

By David Edwards
Thursday, February 12, 2009 17:54 EDT
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Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) is no longer President Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary.

“We regret that he has had a change of heart,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, responding to Sen. Gregg’s announcement.

“The fault lies with me,” Gregg told Politico. “He refused to discuss any conversations he had with Obama, saying, ‘I may have embarrassed myself but hopefully not him.’”

RAW STORY has more details here.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Feb. 12, 2009.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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