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Rick Perry is tapped as Trump's energy secretary




Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign Sept. 11, but there was $13 million left in the bank of a superPAC supporting him. The superPAC says it's given donors their money back.
Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign Sept. 11, but there was $13 million left in the bank of a superPAC supporting him. The superPAC says it's given donors their money back.
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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is Donald Trump's choice for Energy Secretary, according to several reports.

Perry, who made two failed runs at the presidency, is from a big oil state.

But the Department of Energy is about more than just oil – it's also in charge of the country's nuclear weapons program.

Jeremy Carl, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains how Perry's selection could affect California, which produces oil, alternative energy and plays an important role in nuclear research.

To listen to the full interview, click on the blue media player above.