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Trump pick for No. 2 at Commerce Dept withdraws name: source
April 19, 2017 / 7:43 PM / 3 months ago

Trump pick for No. 2 at Commerce Dept withdraws name: source

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Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the MLB baseball team the Chicago Cubs, departs following a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.Mike Segar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's choice for deputy secretary of commerce, Todd Ricketts, has withdrawn his nomination, a source close to Ricketts said on Wednesday.

Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, pulled his name from consideration due to difficulties untangling his financial holdings to the satisfaction of the government ethics watchdog, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"I hope there are other opportunities to contribute to his administration in the future," Ricketts said in a statement.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Eric Walsh

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