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  Shays 'interested' in administration post
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Last EditedEx-New Jerseyan  Nov 07, 2008 01:13pm
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News DateFriday, November 7, 2008 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionOutgoing Republican Congressman Chris Shays of Connecticut, who lost his bid for a twelfth term this week to Democrat Jim Himes, is eyeing a role within President-elect Barack Obama’s administration.

“This is going to be a very exciting administration,” Shays said during an interview on MSNBC. “I think obviously I'd be interested in doing something that the president was interested in.”

Shays, a moderate who had been the last remaining Republican House member in New England, said he is interested in directing the Peace Corps, a group Obama has said he'd like to be part a push to spur civic involvement.
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