[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/12/08/obama.cabinet/art.obama.gi.jpg caption="President-elect Barack Obama still has some key staffing decisions to make."](CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama's team has pledged to appoint Republicans to his administration, but so far, just one Republican is set to hold a leading Cabinet post.
Obama last week announced that he wants Defense Secretary Robert Gates to stay on board for at least another year.
Asked if Gates meets the requirement for a Republican on the Cabinet, Obama said he didn't "check his voter registration."
"What I was most concerned with was whether or not they can serve the interests of the American people," Obama said.