Obama Could Tab Local Politicians for Administration Staff

Some have already said no

With a clean sweep of the Washington region on Election Day, President-elect Barack Obama may tab some of the area's top political figures to work in his administration.

But as of now, most are saying they want to continue to focus on their current jobs, according to the Washington Times.

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has said often that he wants to finish out his term as governor, which ends next year, and not leave early to work on Obama's staff.

Fellow Virginia politician Mark Warner, who won a Senate seat the night Obama was elected, also said he wants to continue on his current path.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee was discussed during presidential debate by both Obama and Sen. John McCain, and her reputation has led to rumors of her entering the national stage as secretary of education, the Times reported.

Other names that have entered the rumor mill include Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Va. Sen. Jim Webb, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Attorney General Doug Gansler.

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