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Murtaugh to leave USDA for Trump campaign

-The Hagstrom Report

Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, will leave USDA Friday to become the communications director for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, he confirmed to The Hagstrom Report today.

Murtaugh said his successor at USDA would announced shortly.

Murtaugh, a Pennsylvania native, earlier served as director of communications for Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa.

MarketWatch reported from a Wall Street Journal story that the Trump campaign has also hired press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and strategic communications director Marc Lotter, a former aide to Vice President Mike Pence whose duties will include overseeing the campaign's surrogates on news and social media.