Judd Gregg Withdraws

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For the second time, President Obama's pick for Commerce Secretary has pulled out of consideration. New Hampshire's Judd Gregg cited his differences with Obama on the stimulus bill and the census, conflicts they had previously discussed but that Gregg is just now realizing are a big deal. He swears "nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision." [Politico]

Earlier: New Commerce Secretary Nominee Voted to Abolish the Commerce Department