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Conservative commentator Kudlow a contender to replace Cohn: source

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(Reuters) - has emerged as a strong contender to succeed as Donald Trump's top economic adviser, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Kudlow, a CNBC contributor, is a long-time It was unclear how soon Trump would make up his mind.

Chris Liddell, a former at and , is also under consideration for the job, a said on Sunday.

Trump is searching for a new for the National Economic Council after Cohn, a former president, said he would resign. Cohn's decision came after Trump decided to put tariffs on and aluminium imports.

Peter Navarro, a who promoted the tariffs, has also been touted as a candidate for the top economic job, though he has said he is not in the running.

Liddell, 59, has earned respect at the for his work on projects like modernization and electronic health records, which have required intensive coordination with government agencies, the said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Tom Brown)

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 03:50 IST