President Barack Obama's former nominee to become commerce secretary,
Sen. Judd Gregg, steered taxpayer money to his home state's redevelopment of a
former Air Force base even as he and his brother engaged in real estate deals
there, an Associated Press investigation found.
Gregg, R-N.H., personally has invested hundreds of thousands of
dollars in Cyrus Gregg's office projects at the Pease International Tradeport, a
Portsmouth business park built at the defunct Pease Air Force Base, once home to
nuclear bombers. Judd Gregg has collected at least $240,017 to $651,801 from his
investments there, Senate records show, while helping arrange at least $66
million in federal aid for the former base.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Now We Know What He Meant
Judd Gregg said that his positions were irreconcilable with those of the President when he withdrew his name from consideration for Sec of Commerce. Today the AP shows us what he meant.