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Obama Asks Vilsack To Stay On As Secretary Of Agriculture

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by Ben Hall, Investigative Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said he would remain a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet for his second term.

Secretary Vilsack was in Nashville to attend the annual Farm Bureau Convention at the Opryland Hotel.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates questioned Secretary Vilsack about concerns some have raised about a lack of diversity on the president's cabinet so far.

"The reality is sometimes a white guy may bring some diversity. For example, in my case I happen to be an orphan. I'm not sure there are other orphans in the Cabinet, so I think you have to look at diversity in a broad spectrum," Secretary Vilsack said.

Vilsack said people should wait to see the president's entire cabinet before making a judgment about its diversity.

Prior to becoming Secretary of Agriculture, Vilsack served two terms as the governor of Iowa.

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