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Is McDowell’s FCC Seat Secure?

WSJ not sure

The re-nomination of FCC commissioner Robert McDowell may be in doubt.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the re-seating of McDowell, whose term is up in June, may not be the shoe-in observers had believed it would be.

McDowell is the sole Republican commissioner at the moment.Republicans on the Hill are said to be lobbying to delay nomination hearings for Democrats Julius Genachowski, nominated for chairman, and Mignon Clyburn, nominated as a commissioner, until they can get a GOP nominee in the nomination hearing as well.

Genachowski’s hearing was cancelled abruptly last week shortly after it was announced.

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