MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump’s transition to the White House has a very distinct Wisconsin feel.
Wisconsin native and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is on Trump’s transition team and could be in line for a top position in his administration.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson says he expects Priebus to become Trump’s chief of staff and to fill jobs in the Trump White House with people from Wisconsin. Thompson left midway through his fourth term as governor to serve as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary in 2001.
Current Gov. Scott Walker has insisted he’s not interested in a Trump Cabinet position. Thompson says he takes Walker at his word but “anytime the president asks you to serve, it’s hard to turn down.”