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Here's who we think Hillary Clinton might tap for her cabinet

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Here's who we think Hillary Clinton might tap for her cabinet

Who would President Hillary Clinton have in her cabinet? We don't know for sure, but we've got some good guesses. 

Hillary Clinton could become the nation's first female president. If she's elected, she says she wants her cabinet to represent the American population. That means 50 percent of the positions would go to women and more LGBT people would be placed in top administration jobs. We can't know for sure who Clinton will choose to help her run the country, but based on her roster of friends, we can make some educated guesses. 

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Secretary of Defense: Michele Flournoy 

Flournoy is the former Under Secretary of Defense on policy, the seventh highest post in the Pentagon. She was also a principle advisor to former Defense Secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta. 


Flournoy has said, as defense secretary she would advise the president to send more troops to Syria to defeat ISIS and oust the regime of President Bashar Assad which is a strategy Clinton has also supported. 

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Secretary of State: Wendy Sherman 

Sherman has been a top negotiator with the State Department for years. She helped current Secretary John Kerry negotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal and she advised President Bill Clinton in nuclear talks with North Korea.

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Secretary of Homeland Security: Sen. Claire McCaskill

McCaskill is the first female senator from Missouri and sits on the Homeland Security Committee. She is also the top ranking democrat on the Subcommittee on Investigations. 

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Rep. Tammy Duckworth 

The Illinois representative is a disabled veteran and served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. She worked to end veteran homelessness and champion women and Native Americans in the military.

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Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts waves to delegates after his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Treasury Secretary: Barney Frank 

The former Massachusetts representative served on the House Financial Services Committee. He's now a board member for Signature Bank. 

Clinton has said she also wants to include more LGBT people in her administration, and Frank was considered one of the most prominent openly gay politicians. 

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