Hunt Says He's Not Interested In Obama Cabinet

Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt says he's not interested in becoming education secretary in the Obama administration.

Hunt told The News & Observer of Raleigh on Wednesday he wants
to advise the incoming president on education but doesn't want to go to Washington.

The 71-year-old Hunt has been mentioned often as a potential Cabinet secretary because of his expertise on public school and early childhood initiatives.

Hunt said he spent time with several Obama education advisers while at a meeting in Seattle this week.

Hunt served four terms as governor, the last term ending in 2001. He campaigned hard for Obama in North Carolina, where the Democratic nominee became the first in 32 years to win the state's electoral votes.

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  • by John W. Location: greenville ,nc on Nov 12, 2008 at 06:22 PM
    Bless you Jim Hunt!You should run for President!You would get my vote!And i'm sure alot of others,too!!
  • by Ron Location: Merritt on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:12 PM
    Smart guy for a Democrat! He knows what a fiasco Obama's one and only term is going to be and doesn't want to be known as part of it.

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