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Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary
December 13, 2016 Zachary Otte

This story was originally published in the New York Times on November 29, 2016.


By | nytimes.com


WASHINGTON — She is a woman and an immigrant, a fixture of the Republican establishment for two decades. She is a savvy and professional practitioner of the capital’s inside game.

And now she is going to work for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Mr. Trump named Elaine L. Chao on Tuesday as his choice to be the next secretary of transportation, elevating someone whose background and experience are in many respects completely at odds with the brash and disruptive tenor of his anti-Washington campaign…

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