The incoming Trump team is considering two key GOP power players to head the Republican National Committee, former campaign chief Corey R. Lewandowski and former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, according to insiders.
In fact, one suggested that both could be at the Republican National Committee as co-chairs. Another suggested format would have Fiorina as chair and chief talking head and Lewandowski, now a CNN political commentator, as the day to day operator or executive director. The chairmanship election takes place next January.
Current Chairman Reince Priebus is in the mix for several Trump administration jobs, including White House chief of staff, a position where he could bring to Trump his close relationships with Capitol Hill and national Republican figures.
Down the street from RNC, the Democratic National Committee is also expected to elect a new chair. Early suggestions, when they expected Hillary Clinton to be the next president, had two potential candidates: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Clinton surrogate and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.
Trump mentioned Priebus in his victory speech, a comment seen as high praise and indication that the president-elect wants him close.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has also been suggested as White House chief of staff, but the so-called Bridgegate scandal appears to be a hurdle and conservative agitators in Washington are mounting an effort to block his path.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com