Sebelius said a month ago that she was taking herself out of consideration for a position in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. She cited the state's budget problems.
That led to some speculation about Sebelius.
But Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said Monday: "She stands firmly by her decision'' to drop out of consideration for the Cabinet.
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