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Obama plans to appoint former Ohio Congresswoman Sutton to oversea the St. Lawrence seaway
Sutton, a Democrat, lost her congressional seat when much of it was merged with the district of Republican Jim Renacci  
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Former Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton will manage a portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
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A former Democratic congresswoman, once considered a possible gubernatorial candidate, is expected to become administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.

Betty Sutton represented the Akron area and other parts of Northeast Ohio from 2007 to 2012. She lost an election bid last year against another incumbent, Republican Jim Renacci, in a redrawn congressional district.

The White House appointment would put her in charge of the agency that manages the portion of the Saint Lawrence Seaway that flows between the Port of Montreal and Lake Erie. The corporation’s mission is to provide a secure and efficient waterway for marine transportation.

The president did not provide specifics on when she'll step into the role.

After she considered a possible bid for the governor’s race next year, Sutton announced in March that she was not interested.

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