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February 3, 2009

GREGG VOTED TO ABOLISH COMMERCE DEPARTMENT

Political Wire - Abolish Commerce Department CQ Politics: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) -- apparently President Obama's choice to be Commerce secretary -- voted in favor of abolishing the agency as a member of the Budget Committee and on the Senate floor in 1995. Said one Republican Senate aide: "I guess if you can't destroy it, go be in charge of it."

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