WASHINGTON – Continuing on his pledge to have a bipartisan administration, President Obama today named Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) to be secretary of commerce.

Gregg, the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee, would be the third Republican in the Cabinet if he is confirmed by the Senate. The other two are Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Gregg's departure from the Senate won't change the partisan balance there as New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch (D) has said he will appoint a Republican to succeed Gregg, which was one of Gregg's preconditions for taking the post.

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