Biotech in­sid­er Rich Bag­ger is out, Gin­grich is up in lat­est reshuf­fle of Trump’s in­ner cir­cle

One day you’re an in­sid­er, up on top of an in­sur­rec­tionary Trump cam­paign, men­tioned on Politi­co’s short list for a promi­nent po­si­tion in the new ad­min­is­tra­tion. And the next, you’re be­ing swept to the side­lines.

So it was for Rich Bag­ger, the Cel­gene ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent on leave di­rect­ing the tran­si­tion crew for Don­ald Trump un­der his old boss Chris Christie. A few days ago Politi­co tapped Bag­ger as a long shot can­di­date for Sec­re­tary of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices. On Fri­day The New York Times re­port­ed that Christie and his pro­tege Bag­ger were be­ing re­placed by Vice Pres­i­dent-elect Mike Pence and his team.

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