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Trump to name ex-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as ag secretary


January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior transition official said on Wednesday,  bypassing U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who was reported to be in the runnng for the job.

Perdue, 70, served on Trump's agricultural advisory committee during his presidential campaign. His nomination, which must be confirmed by the Republican-led Senate, will complete Trump's proposed Cabinet just two days before he is sworn in as president on Friday.


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