Melissa Bean To Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

That’s a good possibility as reported by Jane Hamsher of

According to Hamsher “Buzz on Friday had Rep. Melissa Bean (D-Ill.) possibly getting tapped as the first Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head depending on the outcome of her too-close-to-call reelection race, in which Republican Joe Walsh maintained a slight lead as of Sunday afternoon. But a possible Bean nomination is not sitting well with reformers on the left who say the moderate Illinois congresswoman is far too close to the banking industry. Said one administration official: “It’s not clear she would be acceptable to the reformers”

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Melissa Bean heading to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Maybe Melissa Bean won’t be crying in her beer if voter results send her packing after all. She will still be able to keep her Washington digs and still hang out with Nancy and Harry (maybe even get an invite to the White House occasionally).

This story isn’t over yet, not even after Lake and McHenry County finish counting their absentee ballots on November 16th.


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