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Goldman Sachs has just announced that it has chosen Lloyd Blankfein to replace Hank Paulson as its new Chairman and

Goldman Sachs (GS) has just announced that it has chosen Lloyd Blankfein to replace Hank Paulson as its new Chairman and CEO — and from a quick scan of his political-giving history, it looks like he won’t taking over his predecessor’s duties as star GOP fund-raiser.

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In addition to giving $3,000 to Mr. Bush’s 2004 presidential opponent, John Kerry, and $1000 to his 2000 opponent, Al Gore, he has given regularly and abundantly to Democratic candidates and committees over the years. In 2004, he gave nearly $30,000 to blue state causes like Hillary Clinton, Tom Daschle, and the DNC. And in this cycle alone he has given $25,000 to the Chuck Schumer’s Democratic Sentorial Campaign Committee.

We guess this means he isn’t in any danger of being tapped for a White House post anytime soon.

— Lizzy Ratner

The Un-Paulson