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This Potential Presidential Candidate Is Floating Trey Gowdy For Attorney General

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Sen. Lindsey Graham, preparing for a GOP campaign for president, is floating fellow South Carolinian Trey Gowdy as a possible future attorney general nominee in a Republican administration.

A reporter for The New York Times tweeted about it Tuesday:

Kevin Bishop, Graham’s communications director, added on Twitter that a Gowdy nomination to lead the Justice Department would be possible in a “Graham administration.”

Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor elected to Congress in 2011, is best known nationally as the chairman of the House’s special committee on the Benghazi attacks.

Graham acknowledged during a Sunday interview on Fox News that there’s a “91 percent” chance he will seek his party’s nomination for president in 2016.

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