An elevator door closes as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York. Perry is reportedly the front-runner for energy secretary.
An elevator door closes as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York. Perry is reportedly the front-runner for energy secretary. Carolyn Kaster AP
An elevator door closes as former Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrives at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York. Perry is reportedly the front-runner for energy secretary. Carolyn Kaster AP

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