Roll Call is reporting that team Obama is floating GOP Senator Judd
Gregg of New Hampshire for Commerce Secretary. No decisions have been made, but
Gregg — who is well-respected by Senate Democrats who disagree with
him on most issues — is in the mix. Symantec CEO John Thompson
is another leading candidate.
Of course, Gregg’s GOP colleagues will do everything they can to
stop him from taking the job if it’s offered. A Senate vacancy would
be filled by Governor John Lynch — a Democrat.