5:24 pm August 27, 2009, by jgalloway
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond just served notice that he’s officially declined the offer to move to Washington D.C. and work in the Obama Administration.
He’s withdrawn his name from what apparently was an offer to work in a third-tier position within the U.S. Department of Labor. Said Thurmond:
“I appreciate the opportunity afforded by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Assistant Secretary Jane Oates to serve in the Obama administration. However, after much thought and prayer, I have decided to continue focusing my energy and efforts on helping nearly half-a-million jobless Georgians get back to work.”
The decision, of course, makes it much more likely that Thurmond, a Democrat, will eventually jump into the race for lieutenant governor against Republican incumbent Casey Cagle.
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