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February 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM

Obama fundraiser Suzi LeVine nominated as envoy to Switzerland

President Obama has tapped one of his top Seattle political fundraisers, former Microsoft executive Suzi LeVine, to be the next ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. With the pick, announced last week, Obama continues a bipartisan tradition of awarding certain ambassadorships as rewards to political patrons. Since 1960, the Switzerland post has gone to career foreign…

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