Georgia ex-governor is top choice for agriculture head: Trump transition official

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Posted: Jan 02, 2017 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday.

Perdue, a Democrat-turned-Republican who founded a grain and fertilizer business, led the southern U.S. state for two terms as governor from 2003 to 2011.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by James Dalgleish)