Look for a new U.S. Attorney General no matter who wins the presidential election, predicts U.S. News & World Report. If George W. Bush wins another term, John Ashcroft is expected to leave. U.S. News believes the front runner would be his former deputy, Larry Thompson of Atlanta, who was recently named general counsel at PepsiCo. Another possibility is Bush-Cheney ’04 Campaign Chairman Marc Racicot.
If John Kerry prevails, his nominee might be New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid, a Hispanic. Also on the short list: Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, an African-American.