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Jon Hunstman Jr. in late running for secretary of state

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President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his biggest donors at their palatial Long Island mansion. Trump, who did not sport a costume, reveled with guests at the Mercer family estate for the annual Christmas party; the theme was “Villains and Heroes.” An invitation to the annual December party is a coveted ticket in Republican circles, never more so than this year. Several strategists who helped engineer Trump’s…

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Pam Bondi to join Donald Trump transition team executive committee

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There will be Florida input on the Donald Trump transition team, with Attorney General Pam Bondi named as a member of the transition team’s executive committee. The team will be chaired by VP-elect Mike Pence, with campaign surrogates Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Gen. Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, and Sen. Jeff Sessions as vice-chairs. “I’m honored to serve President-elect Donald J. Trump in making this historic transition and assisting in finding the best individuals to bring change to Washington on Day 1, grow our economy,…

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