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Rick Perry Being Eyed For Possible Role In Trump Administration

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Ryan E. Poppe
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Texas Public Radio
Former Gov. Rick Perry

Texas’ longest serving governor and former state agriculture commissioner Rick Perry has announced he has been contacted by Donald Trump’s presidential transition team for a possible role in the administration.  

Perry on Twitter made the announcement saying that he had been contacted by the Trump transition team Wednesday morning.  Perry did not reference what role he was contacted for but did say, “Just got the call from Trump team, saddle up and ride.”  But Gene Hall with the Texas Farm Bureau says Perry would make a great addition as Trump agriculture secretary.

“One thing that Rick Perry has always been good at is connecting with farmers and ranchers.  He is one of us, he was involved in farming and ranching in Haskell before becoming commissioner," Hall says.

Hall says Perry would offer farmers across the country more of the Texas farming perspective.

“The regulation factor is pretty big.  We know that president-elect Trump said back in August that the regulation in agriculture is a big problem.  I know for a fact that Rick Perry would be sympathic to that," Hall explains.

According to Perry’s spokesman Stan Gerdes there is more information to come of which the former governor and two-time presidential contender plans to release on his Twitter page

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