President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE’s transition team has asked Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranStar gymnasts call on Congress to dissolve US Olympics board Expats plead with US to deliver COVID-19 vaccines Biden sidesteps GOP on judicial vacancies, for now 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.