Utah’s Senator Bennet spearheading efforts to block Salazar’s number two at Interior

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From Politico (Glenn Thrush):

Senate Republican are poised to shoot down the nomination of David Hayes, the man President Obama has picked to run the day-to-day operations of the Interior Department, according to Democratic aides. The GOP plans to vote as a bloc on Wednesday, keeping the Democrats just shy of the 60 votes needed to close debate on the nomination of Ken Salazar’s chosen number two at Interior.

Opposition to the nomination is being spearheaded by Utah Republican Robert Bennet, who is trying to pressure the administration to reconsider the cancellation of oil and gas leases in his home state.

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