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February 25th, 2009
11:25 AM ET

Obama taps Locke for commerce post

John D. McKinnon
The Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama nominated former Washington Gov. Gary Locke to be secretary of commerce.

"I'm sure it's not lost on anyone that we've tried this a couple of times. But I'm a big believer in keeping at something until you get it right," Mr. Obama said, standing with the fellow Democrat in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House.

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  1. Michelle

    The Obama administration is really thinking
    on a global level, which is a great thing because
    everyone has to be a world player in economics.

    February 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm |

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