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Holder not sure if he’ll stick around for Obama second term

Posted at 2:43 PM, Nov 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-08 14:43:23-05

Attorney General Holder: No decision on whether to stay
By Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Department Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he has not yet decided whether to remain in his Cabinet post during President Barack Obama’s second term.

Answering a question during an appearance at the University of Baltimore Law School, Holder said he would discuss the question with the president and with his family before making any decision about how long to remain as attorney general.

Before the election, Holder also said he did not know how long he might continue to serve if the president were to be re-elected.

Thursday in Baltimore, Holder said he would have to ask himself: “Do I have some gas left in the tank?”

A top aide to Holder who was with him at the speech said Holder is also considering what else he might want to accomplish if he were to stay.

Holder has developed a strong personal relationship with Obama during the past four years, and observers assume he would have the option of remaining in the post if he chose to do so.