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January 31, 2009

Awesome! Republican Senator Judd Gregg "Leading Candidate" To Be Named Commerce Secretary

Looks like Democrats are going to get their 60 Senate seats after all. If Gregg is named and confirmed, the Democratic Governor of New Hampshire will fill the seat. Add in Al Franken at some point and the RINOs won't even be getting some nominal payoff for braking ranks on filibusters.

So instead of a safe seat in 2010 (Gregg won reelection in '04 with 66% of the vote, while Kerry carried the state), Republicans will have to field a challenger against an appointed incumbent.

Did I mention how Awesome that is?

In fairness it will be tough to beat up Gregg too much. It would be hard to say no for partisan reasons to any President when they say they need and want you to serve. Still, it sucks for Republicans.

Adding to the fun...not only does it hurt Republicans in the Senate, it makes Obama look all the more bipartisan especially in light of Republicans saying no to the so-called "stimulus" bill. Well played Mr. President. Well played.

*I changed the headline from 'Likely' to 'Leading Candidate' to reflect what the story says. I'm not sure there's much difference but, like Obama retaking the oath, I did it out of an abundance of caution.


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