WSJ: RNC Chair Reince Priebus Is Leading Contender to be Trump’s White House Chief of Staff

Steven Bannon also said to be under consideration

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, shakes hands with Republican presidential elect Donald Trump during election night.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, shakes hands with Republican presidential elect Donald Trump during election night. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
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Updated Nov. 13, 2016 3:50 p.m. ET

President-elect Donald Trump is close to announcing a decision for his chief of staff Sunday, and the leading contender is Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, according to people familiar the decision.

Steven Bannon, a former Goldman Sachs banker and ex-Navy surface warfare officer who served as chief executive office of the Trump campaign, also was under consideration. Mr. Bannon is best known for his role in his role leading Breitbart News, a rabble-rousing political news website that has become a must-read for antiestablishment conservatives.

Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower on Friday.
Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower on Friday.PHOTO: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES
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Publicly, the Trump campaign indicated only that an announcement of the choice was near. “Mr. Trump is taking the counsel of many people,” said Kellyanne Conway, who managed the campaign, Sunday at Trump Tower. “He can’t go wrong with the decision.”

Write to Michael C. Bender at Mike.Bender@wsj.com

http://www.wsj.com/articles/leading-contender-for-donald-trump-s-chief-of-staff-is-rnc-chairman-reince-priebus-1479069597

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One Response to “WSJ: RNC Chair Reince Priebus Is Leading Contender to be Trump’s White House Chief of Staff”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

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