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  US Secretary of Commerce
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Department of Commerce
OfficeSecretary of Commerce
Type Confirmation
Filing Deadline March 16, 2009 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open March 24, 2009 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close March 24, 2009 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start March 25, 2009 - 12:00am
Term End August 01, 2011 - 12:00pm
ContributorCraverguy
Last ModifiedAJ August 02, 2011 04:40pm
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Description Nominee: Gary Locke, of Washington, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Locke confirmed by the US Senate on March 24, 2009 by voice vote.

Locke was Obama's third choice for U.S. commerce chief after New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and
New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg both withdrew their nominations.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
PartyRepublican Won01/20/2009
NameOtto J. Wolff Votes1 (100.00%)
Term01/20/2009 - 03/25/2009 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won10/20/2011
NameJohn E. Bryson Votes74 (74.00%)
Term10/21/2011 - 06/21/2012 Margin48 (+48.00%)
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
01/04/2009 03/24/2009
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Gary Locke ------12
Reject 1 ----1
Judd A. Gregg ------1
Leaning Call: Gary Locke (84.21%)
Weighted Call: Gary Locke (80.55%)

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Name Gov. Gary Locke Reject  
PartyDemocratic No Party Affiliation  
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Uncertified Votes99 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -99 (-100.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Website  
Entry Date 02/23/2009 02/03/2009  
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DROPPED OUT
Judd A. Gregg (R)
Feb 03, 2009 - Feb 12, 2009

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 23, 2009 05:00pm News Former Wash. Gov. Gary Locke Likely To Commerce  Article J.R. 
Feb 12, 2009 03:00pm News Gregg withdraws nomination to become commerce secy  Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Feb 12, 2009 02:00am News Bipartisanship dead? Huge blow for Barack Obama as Judd Gregg withdraws as Commerce Secretary nominee  Article ScottĀ³ 
Feb 05, 2009 04:00pm News White House to Bypass Commerce on Census  Article ScottĀ³ 
Feb 03, 2009 11:00am News Gregg Voted to Kill Commerce Before He Agreed to Lead It   Article Ex-New Jerseyan 
Feb 02, 2009 11:45pm News Cabinet deal is set for Gregg  Article AJ 
Feb 02, 2009 04:00pm News Gregg Confirms It: GOP Senate Appointment Is A Condition For Accepting Cabinet Post  Article WesternDem 
Jan 30, 2009 01:00am Blog Entry Should Democrats Beware Republicans Bearing Gifts?  Article Bob Sacamano 
Jan 29, 2009 06:55pm News Obama Looking at Gregg for Commerce Secretary  Article TX DEM 
Jan 10, 2009 11:00am Speculative Vilsack To Replace Richardson?   Article COSDem 
Jan 04, 2009 11:25am Announcement Richardson to withdraw as Commerce secretary  Article PA Indy 
Dec 10, 2008 08:00pm Blog Entry Commuter Rail Champion To Be New US Secretary Of Commerce  Article Penguin 
Nov 21, 2008 12:45pm News Richardson to Commerce?  Article TX DEM 
Nov 20, 2008 11:00am News Pritzker does not want Obama's Commerce job  Article RBH 
Apr 28, 2008 12:40pm Scandal Obama's billionaire finance chair Penny Pritzker's failed bank lost money for 1,400 customers.  Article Craverguy 

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