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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag secretary nominee gets Vilsack’s nod

Sonny Perdue begins Capitol Hill rounds with senators in his quest to be the next secretary of agriculture.

Senate Democrats are making plenty of noise and setting up roadblocks regarding the slate of Cabinet appointments President Donald Trump has sent them. However, when it comes to the agriculture secretary, it may not be as controversial.

This week, Sonny Perdue, Trump's secretary of agriculture nominee, received the endorsement from former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. He is the only Cabinet nominee to secure the support of his predecessor in the Obama Administration.

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