Competition for plum ambassadorships, especially in Western Europe, will be intense, with Biden officials already hinting they won’t appoint as many donors as previous presidents.
Cindy McCain, who testified to Biden’s strengths during a speech at the Democratic National Convention, is likely to end up with an ambassadorship of some kind, though London isn’t guaranteed.
In addition to being the spouse of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, she has been a prominent Republican figure herself nationally.
Flake cast himself as a traditional Republican and emerged as a critic of Trump. He served as a Mormon missionary to South Africa as well as Zimbabwe.