Johanns To Resign To Run For Senate

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.
calendar icon 20 September 2007
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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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