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Perry Said to Be Trump’s Top Candidate for Energy

  • Democratic Senators Manchin, Heitkamp also under consideration
  • President-elect has plans to cut regulation, boost nuclear

Donald Trump has narrowed his search for energy secretary to four people, with former Texas Governor Rick Perry the leading candidate.

People familiar with the president-elect’s selection process said two Democratic senators from energy-producing states -- Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- are also in the mix, along with Ray Washburne, a Dallas investor and vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee fund.