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Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Ray LaHood might stay for a second term

Ray LaHood, U.S. transportation secretary, isn’t so sure he’s leaving the administration. (Christopher Powers - Bloomberg)
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said last year that he definitely wouldn’t stick around for a second term, if there was one. But we’d been hearing lately that he was walking back that decision.

And now, speaking at an air-cargo conference in Florida, he’s indicated publicly that he’s not so certain about quitting, after all. “I’m going to sit down with the president, figure it out, and see where it takes me,” he said, according to trade pub DC Velocity. He also said he didn’t think he’d be asked to stay on in a potential Mitt Romney administration, even though LaHood is a Republican.

After 14 years in Congress and four in the Obama administration, LaHood might find some allure in the private sector, where he’d surely command a bigger paycheck.

But it looks like the transportation chief is still ... up in the air.

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