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Tom Price goes to Trump Tower

Updated at 4:30 p.m.: 

Price left Trump Tower roughly an hour after he arrived, according to the press pool.

He didn't respond to reporters' questions about whether he spoke to Trump or if he's interested in joining the administration, and it's been crickets from Price's press shop about why he was there.

Original post at 3:50 p.m.:

We just received a very interesting pool report from East 56th Street in New York:

Rep. Tom Price, a possible HHS pick, walked into Trump a tower and went upstairs at about 3:20 pm

Price's name, you'll recall, surfaced yesterday as a possible Cabinet pick for secretary of Health and Human Services.

President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly been interviewing potential Cabinet nominees for the last several days in his home base in New York.

A spokeswoman for Price, R-Roswell, did not immediately return a request for comment.

Back in Georgia, possible successors for Price's 6th District congressional seat are already lining up. State Sens. John Albers and Brandon Beach are options, as is state Rep. Chuck Martin, former secretary of state Karen Handel and state Rep. Betty Price, the wife of the current congressman.

Price would not comment to reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday when asked about the potential Cabinet post.

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