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Ex-FERC nominee blames 'fictional' picture

President Obama’s former choice to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said Koch-backed groups and The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board waged a successful campaign to mischaracterize his views and record.

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Ron Binz, facing huge hurdles in the Senate, withdrew last week as the White House nominee to become the next FERC chairman.

“I know that they have writers on their board that are very conservative and very plugged in to the same organizations that opposed my nomination,” Binz said of the Journal, which ran several pieces attacking Binz on its opinion pages.

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