Media reports suggest Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is being floated as a possible candidate for secretary of commerce in the Trump administration.
Perdue, who chaired Trump’s election campaign in Georgia, was one of the Republican president-elect’s most ardent supporters.
The two share an unusual political pedigree: Both are career businessmen who had no political experience when they campaigned for public office as outsiders.
Perdue emerged as Trump’s most prominent Georgia surrogate in June after penning a glowing Trump opinion piece in The Washington Post. He later sported Trump’s trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap during a speech at state party convention in Augusta.
A spokesperson from Perdue’s office did not respond to a request for comment.
In addition, Georgia native Nick Ayers, a senior advisor to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will work with Pence on his transition team.
A seasoned campaign operative, Ayers has headed the re-election committee of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and managed the 2012 presidential campaign of former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.
Ayers has also served as executive director of the Republican Governors Association and led the 2011 transition team for incoming Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus.