WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board today will begin soliciting a broad range of nominees to serve on its board amid signs that Congress is likely to soon require the self-regulator to alter its composition so that a majority of its 15 members are “public” officials.

Advertisements in The Bond Buyer and the Wall Street Journal seeking candidates to serve on the board for three year terms beginning in October use uncharacteristically general language in soliciting candidates, board officials said.

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