Heitkamp is first Democratic senator to back Perdue for USDA

The Trump nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, has the support of North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the first Democrat to endorse him. A Democrat-turned-Republican, Perdue has attracted none of the controversy dogging other cabinet nominees. But as the last of President Trump’s selections, he still awaits a confirmation hearing. “After meeting with… » Read More

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