Gregg’s Betrayal?

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The Washington rumor mill is working overtime on speculation that President Obama may name Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) as his new Commerce secretary. Official word from both camps is decidedly mum and cagey (Gibbs: “I’m not going to play the name game. The president hasn’t made his decision on the next Commerce Secretary yet.”). For Senate Dems, Gregg’s departure is especially tantalizing as New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, a Democrat, would likely appoint a Dem to fill Gregg’s seat. Assuming Norm Coleman ever gives up his legal wranglings over Minnesota’s Senate race and Al Franken is actually seated, that would bring Harry Reid’s majority up to the magical number of 60. Now, if only Lynch can avoid a messy appointment process (ahem, Blago, Caroline Kennedy).