As Gov. Rick Scott pays a visit to Donald Trump today in New York, let’s review the Florida politicians who could land in a Trump administration.
Pam Bondi, the state attorney general who often appeared at Trump campaign rallies. Bondi has already been named to Trump’s transition team and has been floated as a possible Justice Department official. Bondi visited Trump Tower on Tuesday.
Jeff Miller, the retiring congressman who endorsed Trump in late April, just as Trump as trying to build support on Capitol Hill. Miller is a possible pick to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. He chairs the House VA committee and has expressed an openness to the job with Trump.
John Mica, the congressman who lost his Orlando-area seat to newcomer Stephanie Murphy has been floated as a possible transportation secretary. Mica led the House transportation committee and was not ready to leave Washington. He has a bond with Trump: It was Mica who got the federal government to put up for lease the Old Post Office building that is now Trump International Hotel down the street from the White House. Mica “would be honored if he was named Transportation Secretary,” an aide tells the Tampa Bay Times.
And here's a Florida related name:
Tony Bennett, the former Florida education commissioner, is among the names circulating for Trump’s education secretary. More known for his work in Indiana, Bennett is not considered the top choice, according to reports.
--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times