Names in the News: Agriculture Secretary Nominee Mike Johanns
Publication Date: December 2004
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Denise Roth Barber
President Bush's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns -- received just a small percentage of his gubernatorial campaign funds from agricultural interests when he ran for re-election. But much of the money came from some of the biggest names in the industry, including companies that will fall under Johanns' oversight if he's confirmed as head of the USDA.