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)

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.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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