Sources: Trump to offer congresswoman Interior Department job, not Gov. Fallin

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WASHINGTON – Washington state congresswoman Cathy McMoris Rodgers has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s top contender to lead the Interior Department.

That’s according to a person involved in the transition.

Trump has been weighing others for the post, including Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, but is said to be interested in finding a place for McMorris Rodgers in the administration.

McMorris Rodgers is the only Republican woman with a leadership role on Capitol Hill.

As interior secretary, she would oversee the nation’s public lands.

The person involved in the transition was not authorized to discuss the internal deliberations and spoke on condition of anonymity.