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Donald Trump is eyeing oil billionaire Harold Hamm, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer and venture capitalist Robert Grady for the position of energy secretary. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

President-elect Trump is considering three people to head the Department of Energy, including a Republican member of Congress, an oil man and a venture capitalist, according to a Trump transition document.

Oil billionaire Harold Hamm and North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer, who have been advising Trump on energy policy throughout his campaign, are on a shortlist to lead the Department of Energy, according to the document obtained by the Associated Press.

Venture capitalist Robert Grady is a third possibility to serve as energy chief. Grady worked under President George H.W. Bush’s administration, and the document also lists Grady as a possible choice to head the Interior Department.

Donald Trump could sideline a generation of rising GOP stars

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President-elect Trump with his unexpected victory has sidelined the White House prospects of an entire generation of Republican stars.

A bevy of Republicans in their 40s and 50s — governors and senators, some on the rise, others nearing or at the apex of their political careers, were expected to contend for the presidency in 2020.

Then along came Trump, the 70 year-old Baby Boomer who muscled other boomers and Generation X Republicans out of the 2016 nomination and with his win over Hillary Clinton put their presidential aspirations on ice indefinitely.

Their next opportunity to run for president is probably eight years away.

11/14/16 12:01 AM

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