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Florida AG Pam Bondi to help with Trump transition

Vice President-elect Pence to lead Trump transition team

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WASHINGTON – Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Trump picked his transition chairman and other leaders on Friday. It's his biggest staffing announcement since he won the election this week.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, an early supporter of the newly elected Trump, was named to a position on the transition team.

Bondi was one of 16 people appointed to the Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, according to a news release. She's joined on the executive committee by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Christie will now serve as vice chairman.

A statement says more than a dozen other people will also advise Trump on transition matters. They include some of Trump's children, Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus and former Breitbart news executive Steve Bannon.