- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke says he discussed national security, sportsmen’s rights and other topics during a closed-door meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

Zinke visited Trump Tower in New York on Monday.

Spokeswoman Heather Swift says the two talked for about a half-hour and had a wide-ranging discussion. She says American Indian affairs, land use and land ownership also came up. No further details were offered.

The Republican lawmaker was an early supporter of Trump and has expressed interest in a cabinet post.

Swift declined to say if he’s in the running for a particular position.

Zinke was elected to a second term last month over Democrat Denise Juneau. He’s considering a 2018 challenge to Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

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