Secretary of Commerce

Oversees the federal agency responsible for developing and promoting domestic and foreign trade.<br>
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<b>Obama's pick:</b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007507" title="Bill Richardson" href="/topic/politics/bill-richardson-PEPLT007507.topic">Sen. Judd Gregg</a> - Obama's first pick was New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson but he asked Obama to drop his nomination as Commerce Secretary because of a federal probe into possible pay-to-play activity in Richardson's office.<br>
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<b>Previous:</b> Carlos Gutierrez
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( Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak )

Oversees the federal agency responsible for developing and promoting domestic and foreign trade.

Obama's pick: Sen. Judd Gregg - Obama's first pick was New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson but he asked Obama to drop his nomination as Commerce Secretary because of a federal probe into possible pay-to-play activity in Richardson's office.

Previous: Carlos Gutierrez

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