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Swift Boater withdraws nomination

From NBC's Mark Murray
The White House has just announced that its nomination of Sam Fox to be ambassador of Belgium has been withdrawn. As we mentioned earlier, Fox had come under criticism for donating $50,000 in 2004 to the infamous Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was set to today to consider Fox's nomination, and Sen. John Kerry -- the Swift Boat's target in 2004 -- had been leading the opposition.