What a Romney Cabinet Would Look Like

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We don't know if Mitt Romney is going to be elected president, but we do have some ideas about who some of his top aides and cabinet secretaries might be if he does win. Here are some ideas based on ABC News reporting, beltway buzz and outside reports on who might be major players in a Romney administration. Romney has already enlisted the help of several key advisers to begin planning for a potential transition to the White House. Members of that team include:

Former Utah governor Mike Leavitt Former Missouri senator Jim Talent Romney campaign adviser Beth Myers Romney campaign Chairman Bob White Ron Kaufman, RNC National Committeeman, former White House political director Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School Al Hubbard, former director of the National Economic Council Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank

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Vice President of the United States

Paul Ryan U.S. House of Representatives, R-Wisc.

Department of State

Robert Zoellick Senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; President of the World Bank, (2007-2012); U.S. Trade Representative (2001-2005)

Kerry Healey Massachusetts lieutenant governor (2003-2007)

David Petraeus CIA director; commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (2010-2011);commander, U.S. Central Command (2008-2010)

Department of the Treasury

Bob White Romney campaign chairman; Massachusetts businessman

Erskine Bowles Co-Chairman of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010); President of the University of North Carolina (2005-2010); White House Chief of Staff in President Clinton's administration. (1997-1998)

Glenn Hubbard Dean, Columbia Business School; chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2003)

Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009); administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005); governor of Utah (1993-2003) Rob Portman U.S. senator, R-Ohio; director, Office of Management and Budget (2006-2007); United States Trade Representative (2005-2006)

Robert Zoellick Senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; president of the World Bank, (2007-2012); U.S. Trade Representative (2001-2005)

Department of Defense

Jim Talent Romney campaign foreign policy adviser; former Missouri senator

Michael Hayden Principal at the Chertoff Group; CIA Director (2006-2009); principal deputy director of National Intelligence (2005-2006); National Security Adviser (1999-2005)

Joe Lieberman U.S. Senator, I-Ct.

PHOTO: Kelly Ayotte
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Department of Justice (Attorney General)

Kelly Ayotte U.S. Senator, R-New Hampshire; New Hampshire attorney general (2004-2009)

Chris Christie Governor of New Jersey; U.S. attorney for the District Of New Jersey (2002-2008)

Department of Homeland Security

Michael Hayden Principal at the Chertoff Group; CIA Director (2006-2009); principal deputy director of National Intelligence (2005-2006); National Security Adviser (1999-2005)

Joe Lieberman U.S. Senator, I-Ct.

PHOTO: Beth Myers is seen at the Romney 2008 campaign office in Boston in this April 27, 2007 file photo.
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White House Chief of Staff

Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009); administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005); governor of Utah (1993-2003)

Kerry Healey Massachusetts Lt. Gov (2003-2007)

Rob Portman U.S. Senator, R-Ohio; director, Office of Management and Budget (2006-2007); United States Trade Representative (2005-2006)

Beth Myers Romney campaign senior adviser; campaign manager, Romney for President (2008); Chief of staff, Gov. Romney (2003-2007)

Ed Gillespie Romney campaign senior adviser; Republican National Committee Chairman (2003-2004)

(Note: This position has the status of Cabinet-rank)

PHOTO: Mitt Romney speaks with his traveling press secretary Eric Fehrnstrom before a press conference after a campaign rally at the San Diego County Admin. Building, San Diego Calif., Jan. 31, 2008.
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White House Press Secretary

Kevin Madden Romney campaign traveling press secretary

Eric Fehrnstrom Romney campaign strategist

Sean Spicer Republican National Committee Communications director

Tony Fratto Managing partner, Hamilton Place Strategies; deputy assistant and deputy press secretary to President George W. Bush

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