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Locke seems likely choice for Commerce Secretary

February 24th, 2009 by Miss Kitty

The rumors are swirling around Queen Anne resident and former Governor Gary Locke.  According to the Seattle Times and KING5 News, Governor Locke is President Barack Obama’s likely third pick for Commerce secretary.

On Feb. 13, Locke told The Seattle Times that he spoke with President Obama in November about the U.S. trade representative position, which was later filled. But he said he hadn’t been in contact with the administration since then. When asked if he was in the running for Commerce secretary, Locke said, “I have absolutely no idea.” He added, “I’ve been focusing on work. I mean, who knows what’s going on in D.C.”

Today, however, a senior administration official, said that Locke had been called regarding the job.  An announcement has not been officially made.  What do you think?

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