President Bush announced Tuesday he intends to nominate Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to a second term at the agency.

Martin’s current term expires June 30. If he is reconfirmed by the Senate, his second stint would entitle him to remain at the commission until 2011. If a Democrat wins the White House in 2008, however, protocol would call for Martin to leave the agency at the beginning of the new administration in January 2009.

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