After failing to make Commerce Secretary Bill Richardson and Judd Gregg stick, the Obama administration is hoping that the selection of former Washington State Governor Gary Locke will be the charm. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison congratulated him on his nomination and underscored the job’s relevance to broadcasters, saying, “He will face many challenging issues at the Department of Commerce, including the upcoming census and digital television transition. I look forward to discussing these issues with him, and hearing his views on how to ensure, among other things, the successful completion of a transparent and non-politicized census.”
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