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Trump Passes Texans for Ag Spot

Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Governor Sunny Perdue to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, meaning that no Texan will be appointed to the position.

Four Texans had been floated as potential nominees for the job. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs, former U.S. Congressman Henry Bonilla, and former Texas A&M University president Elsa Murano had all been discussed as potential picks for the office.

All four Texans had been discussed by the media as potential nominees, most prominently, Sid Miller. Miller had been an active supporter of Trump in 2016, and campaigned for Trump at several events.

A hearing has not yet been scheduled for Perdue.

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