President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRussian billionaire denies aiding Putin with Manafort Liberal groups plan protests against Gorsuch Baldwin on Trump: 'I just didn’t want to play him' MORE’s transition team has asked Sen. Jerry MoranJerry MoranGOP lawmakers lead way in holding town halls Yahoo reveals new details about security A guide to the committees: Senate MORE (R-Kan.) whether he would consider serving as secretary of Agriculture.
A source close to Moran said the senator is considering the offer, though no decision has been made. A spokesman for the transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Moran serves as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on agriculture, a post that also gives him oversight of the Food and Drug Administration.
Other farm-state officials are also in the mix, including two from Kansas: Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) name has been floated, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R), who lost a primary to retain his seat this year, told reporters he has been contacted as well.
Former Republican Govs. Dave Heineman (Neb.), Rick Perry (Texas) and Sonny Perdue (Ga.), big GOP donors Bruce Rastetter and Charles Herbster and several lobbyists around D.C. are said to be in the mix as well.