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.
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.”
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