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Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Arne Duncan says he’s staying — if Obama does


Education Secretary Arne Duncan (Stephanie Klein-Davis - AP)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that he intends to remain in the Obama Cabinet if there is a second term. “I’m in it for the long haul,” Duncan told reporters, including our colleague Lyndsey Layton. “I’m staying, unless the president gets sick of me.”

Duncan, highly regarded on the Hill by both parties, made the remarks after addressing a roomful of education officials and economists at an event sponsored by the Hamilton Project, part of the Brookings Institution.

Duncan corrected one audience member who asked about his agenda if there is second Obama term.

When,” Duncan interjected, prompting laughter. “When there is a second term.”

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