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Report: Gregg in running to head Wall Street lobbying group

Judd Gregg may be in the running to become one of Wall Street’s top lobbyists.

Gregg, a former New Hampshire governor and three-term U.S. senator who left office after the 2010 election, is a “leading candidate” to become president and chief executive officer of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, according to a report today from Bloomberg that cited four anonymous sources.

SIFMA is Wall Street’s largest lobbying group, according to Bloomberg.

Gregg served on the Senate Banking Committee and in 2008 was one of the Republican authors of the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program. In 2009, he was briefly President Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary. Since 2011 he’s been an adviser to Goldman Sachs.

Gregg declined to comment to Bloomberg, and a SIFMA spokeswoman told the news agency that the search for a new CEO isn’t over.

(Ben Leubsdorf can be reached at 369-3307 or or on Twitter @BenLeubsdorf.)

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