Rep. Tim Huelskamp, firebrand conservative from Kansas, wants to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the new Trump administration. He recently lost his Republican primary and will not be returning to Capitol Hill as a member of Congress in January.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, firebrand conservative from Kansas, wants to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the new Trump administration. He recently lost his Republican primary and will not be returning to Capitol Hill as a member of Congress in January. John Hanna AP
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, firebrand conservative from Kansas, wants to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the new Trump administration. He recently lost his Republican primary and will not be returning to Capitol Hill as a member of Congress in January. John Hanna AP

Farmers voted him out of office. So why would Trump want him as ag secretary?

November 17, 2016 10:14 AM

UPDATED November 18, 2016 11:55 AM

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