U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, left, and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho are two Republicans reportedly under consideration to serve as President Donald Trump’s next Interior Secretary, with last week’s ouster of Ryan Zinke. Both will be jobless in January. Heller lost his reelection campaign in November and Labrador will exit from his House seat after failing to secure the GOP nomination for Idaho governor.
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, left, and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho are two Republicans reportedly under consideration to serve as President Donald Trump’s next Interior Secretary, with last week’s ouster of Ryan Zinke. Both will be jobless in January. Heller lost his reelection campaign in November and Labrador will exit from his House seat after failing to secure the GOP nomination for Idaho governor. Ron Sachs/CNP and Jacquelyn Martin/AP
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, left, and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho are two Republicans reportedly under consideration to serve as President Donald Trump’s next Interior Secretary, with last week’s ouster of Ryan Zinke. Both will be jobless in January. Heller lost his reelection campaign in November and Labrador will exit from his House seat after failing to secure the GOP nomination for Idaho governor. Ron Sachs/CNP and Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Stuart Leavenworth is a national correspondent for McClatchy, covering the environment, science, energy and other assignments. He landed in DC in 2017 after three years in China, as McClatchy’s Beijing Bureau Chief. Previously he worked at The Sacramento Bee and (Raleigh) News & Observer. His work has been recognized by the National Press Foundation, Best of the West and other journalism groups.

Franco Ordoñez is a White House correspondent for the McClatchy Washington Bureau with a focus on immigration and foreign affairs. He previously covered Latin American affairs for the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. He moved to Washington in 2011 after six years at the Charlotte Observer covering immigration and working on investigative projects for The Charlotte Observer.