WASHINGTON -- Saying he was stunned when the Senate Banking Committee rejected him for a second term, Comptroller of the Currency Robert L. Clarke Monday criticized how panel Chairman Donald W. Riegle handled the nomination.

In his first interview since the committee's 12-to-9 vote Nov. 6, Mr. Clarke said that the Michigan Democrat had refused to return his calls and would not meet with him during the 10-month nomination process.

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