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Friday, January 28, 2011 4:48 PM
Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011 5:55 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The governor's office was speaking out on Friday over its cabinet controversy.
There are no minorities among the 20 people hand-picked to assist the governor, 10TV's Kevin Landers reported.
Gov. John Kasich's office said it offered two African-Americans jobs in his cabinet and they both turned him down, but would not release their names.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor said that finding people of color to fill the state's top jobs are important to the administration.
"John and I, the governor and I, remain committed to racial diversity not only within our cabinet but obviously all throughout our administration," Taylor said on Friday. "We've offered two positions to African-Americans and unfortunately they took a pass."
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