President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpZuckerberg moves spark 2020 speculation British military tests tanks in Channel tunnel: report San Antonio Spurs coach on Trump: 'Can't believe anything that comes out of his mouth' MORE’s transition team has asked Sen. Jerry MoranJerry MoranOvernight Tech: Tech listens for clues at Sessions hearing | EU weighs expanding privacy rule | Senators blast Backpage execs Senate rejects Paul's balanced budget Republicans add three to Banking Committee 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.