CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump need look no farther than this week’s GOP crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena to assemble a future Cabinet.
There’s New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, delivering a rousing speech widely seen as an audition for attorney general.
There’s Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida, a potential future Veterans Affairs secretary, posing for pictures with vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.
And there’s Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, seen by many as a would-be secretary of state, mingling with donors and greeting foreign ambassadors who are visiting Cleveland to observe the convention proceedings.
For these politicians and others, the Republican National Convention offers a singular opportunity to try to nominate themselves for posts in a future Trump administration even as Trump is being officially nominated for president.