After President-elect Barack Obama won Wisconsin, there was widespread speculation that Governor Jim Doyle could earn a nomination to his Cabinet. Doyle says that call never came.
The Governor says he wasn't interested in leaving Wisconsin anyway and his strong support for Obama during the campaign was not motivated by trying to earn a job on the federal level.
In the days after the election, Doyle had said repeatedly that he would have to carefully consider any offer Obama might have made. Even if one had come, the Governor questions whether he would have accepted. He says helping Obama win the White House was enough for him.
Doyle says he's happy to be staying right here in Wisconsin.
So, will Obama return the favor and campaign for Doyle if he decides to run again in 2010? Doyle says he hopes Obama will at least consider that.