DALLAS -- A representative for former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says the Texas Republican would not consider a position in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
Hutchison served two decades in the Senate before deciding not to seek re-election last year. She was mentioned in one report as a possible successor to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, also a Republican.
Hutchison's executive assistant, Melinda Poucher, said in an emailed statement Friday that Hutchison "would not consider a cabinet position of any kind." Poucher says Hutchison hasn't decided what she'll do next, but expects to pursue a private sector career.
Hutchison is a former top Republican on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Obama has been criticized by some Democrats for not appointing enough women to senior posts.
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