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Oberstar interested in Cabinet post

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Former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., said Tuesday he’s interested in succeeding Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

“It would be a great privilege and a real honor,” he said. “I would enjoy serving the president and the nation in that capacity. I’ve been preparing all my life without really preparing for it.”


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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