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AP-NY-12-16-00 1133EST

Copyright 2000 The Associated Press. 

Speculation About Bush Cabinet

.c The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Bush has all but settled on his White House 
staff as the guessing game about his Cabinet goes on. 

Bush signaled Friday he likes retired Gen. Colin Powell, a beloved political 
figure, for secretary of state. 

Names being bandied about for Cabinet and top administration jobs: 

AGRICULTURE: Rep. Charles Stenholm, D-Texas; Ann Veneman, California 
agriculture director; Susan Combs, Texas agriculture commissioner; Charles 
Kruse, Missouri Farm Bureau president. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Montana Gov. Marc Racicot; Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating; 
defeated Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo.; former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo. 

COMMERCE: Bush campaign chairman Don Evans; Tony Garza, member of the Texas 
Railroad Commission; California venture capitalist Floyd Kvamme; Rep. 
Jennifer Dunn, R-Wash. 

DEFENSE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Sens. 
Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sam Nunn, D-Ga.; Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Armitage, 
who served under Vice President-elect Dick Cheney when he was defense 

EDUCATION: Sandy Kress, Bush's education adviser and former Dallas Democratic 
Party chairman; Drew University president and former New Jersey Gov. Thomas 
Kean; Houston school superintendent Roderick Paige; Arizona education 
superintendent Lisa Graham Keegan; former Rep. William Gray, D-Pa., and 
president of the United Negro College Fund; Pennsylvania Education Secretary 
Eugene W. Hickock. 

ENERGY: Sen. John Breaux, D-La., after meeting Bush in Austin, Texas, on 
Friday, said he wanted to stay in the Senate; former Sen. Bennett Johnson, 
D-La.; Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, a Democrat who supports drilling in the 
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska; defeated Sen. Slade Gorton, 
R-Wash.; Rep. Ralph Hall, D-Texas; Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission 
chairman John M. Quain. 

Protection Secretary James M. Seif; Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 
chief Tom Skinner, son of former White House chief of staff Samuel Skinner; 
former Illinois EPA chief Mary Gade; David Struhs, director of the Florida 
Department of Environmental Protection; Russ Harding, director of the 
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. 

commissioners and the son of Colin Powell; Pat Wood, who heads the Texas 
Public Utility Commission. 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson; New Jersey Gov. 
Christie Whitman; Gail R. Wilensky, former administrator of the federal 
Health Care Financing Administration; William Roper, dean of public health at 
the University of North Carolina. 

HOUSING: Stephen Goldsmith, former Indianapolis mayor; Garza; Rep. Henry 
Bonilla, R-Texas. 

INTERIOR: Racicot; Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.; Gorton. 

LABOR: Rep. Jim Talent, R-Mo., defeated in race for Missouri governor; Dunn; 
former Reagan administration civil rights commissioner Linda Chavez; 
Connecticut Gov. John Rowland; Whitman. 

R-N.M., an Apollo 17 astronaut. 

STATE DEPARTMENT: Retired Gen. Colin Powell, former chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, as secretary of state. 

TRANSPORTATION: Elaine L. Chao, former deputy transportation secretary in 
first Bush administration and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Dunn; 
defeated Sen. Spencer Abraham, R-Mich.; Texas House Speaker Pete Laney; 
Thompson; Kansas Gov. Bill Graves; Tom Warne, executive director of the Utah 
Department of Transportation. 

TREASURY: Walter Shipley, retired chairman of Chase Manhattan; John Hennessy, 
former CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston; Donald Marron, chairman of 
PaineWebber; William McDonough, Federal Reserve Bank president; Kenneth Lay, 
chief executive officer of Enron Corp., an energy company. Long shots: 
Lawrence Lindsey, former Federal Reserve member; Rep. Bill Archer, retiring 
chairman of House Ways and Means Committee; Gerald Parsky, a California 
financier and fund-raiser. 

U.N. REPRESENTATIVE: Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind. 

VETERANS AFFAIRS: Former deputy VA secretary Anthony Prinicipi; Florida VA 
Director Robin Higgins. 

AP-NY-12-16-00 1133EST

Copyright 2000 The Associated Press. 

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