LaHood Says He Will Step Down after 2012

Plans to leave US DOT's top spot if President Obama is re-elected

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he will step down from his position if President Obama is re-elected.

LaHood said he has not told the president of his decision.

"He’s never asked me,” LaHood told Transport Topics after a speech at the National Press Club, adding: "This has been a great run. I’ve enjoyed it."

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