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Johanns To Resign To Run For Senate

by 5m Editor
20 September 2007, at 11:28am

US - The Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns will resign his Cabinet post to run for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska.

em>The A.P. cites a state Republican official speaking on condition of anonymity as saying Johanns plans to make public his bid to replace retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as soon as Monday.

The article said that under the Hatch Act, Johanns would have to resign before announcing his candidacy, which could lead to him leaving the USDA before a new farm bill is passed by Congress.

Source: AgProfessional

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