Trump leaning toward Georgia ex-gov for agriculture head

By REUTERS
January 2, 2017 20:49

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is US Republican President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate to run the US Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday.

Perdue, a Democrat-turned-Republican who founded a grain and fertilizer business, served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign.

The official gave no other details about Trump's choice for agriculture secretary, one of the few remaining posts Trump has to fill as he assumes the White House on Jan. 20.

The appointment must be approved by the Republican-led US Senate.


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