Nearly two months after President Obama took office, his nominee for Secretary of Commerce finally had his confirmation hearing today. Former Washington state governor Gary Locke met a friendly audience in the Senate Commerce Committee. It’s been a long road to find a nominee – the first, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson withdrew because of an investigation, and the second, Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire changed his mind about serving a Democratic president.
Libby Casey, APRN – Anchorage
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