WASHINGTON – Rep. Brian Mast has surfaced as a possible pick to run the VA, joining former Florida Rep. Jeff Miller among the contenders.

"It is an honor to be considered to serve my fellow veterans and their families at the highest possible level," Mast, 37, told the Palm Beach Post.

From the report:

Ironically, President Donald Trump asked Mast's opinion of possible candidates during a dinner in December at the Mar-a-Lago Club. Mast put in a good word for Miller.

“He’s obviously seen all the issues that have come through in terms of constituents,” Mast said of Miller. “I don’t think there’s somebody else that’s on the shortlist … that has more experience with seeing the complaints first-hand. I would be very hopeful for a man like Jeff Miller to fill that role.”