CLEVELAND ? Hillary Clinton’s camp is focusing on Tom Vilsack as a potential running mate, but not because he is the former governor of Iowa or the longest-serving secretary of agriculture in half a century. It’s because Vilsack, in his own mind, remains a son of the place of his birth and upbringing ? Pittsburgh. Show More Summary
Dear god, I hope this is all about shitty sources, and not reflective of what’s actually going on inside Camp Clinton: Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous...Show More Summary
The media and the Twitterverse spread the news quickly Wednesday that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is considering Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as her running mate, but the buzz about that potential has been around for almost a year in the ag world. Show More Summary
Who is Hillary Clinton’s running mate? Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are the most likely to emerge as vice president for the democratic party, after a scrupulous vetting process in the search for VP. Show More Summary
As rumors continue to swirl around Hillary Clinton's short list for VP, one name has quietly remained behind the scenes: Secretary Tom Vilsack. Now, nothing gets the base less excited than the Secretary of Agriculture. But that may actually...Show More Summary
From the right: Hillary’s Really Eyeing This Guy for Veep? Jim Geraghty at National Review is astonished that Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential short list is said to include Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Maybe they bonded over “their shared love for destroying public records,” he suggests. (As Iowa governor, he destroyed e-mails sought under a Freedom of...
Democrats familiar with the search say Clinton's campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa...Show More Summary
Tom Vilsack? Hillary Clinton is thinking of choosing former Iowa governor and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack? Talk about an option who’s been sitting on the shelf a while. Vilsack was reportedly one of the finalists to be John Kerry’s running mate in 2004. Show More Summary
REPORT: Kaine, Vilsack top Clinton’s VP list. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are the leading contenders to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to a new report. The two have emerged as the front-runners on a shortlist including other candidates, The Washington Post said Tuesday. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has […]
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) “have emerged as leading contenders after a rigorous vetting process, Democrats close to the selection believe, but they are not the only two prospects still in contention,” CNN reports. However, [...]
Tom Vilsack is a trendy guy—but only if by "trendy," you mean "normcore." He has spent the past eight years as secretary of the US Department of Agriculture—the country cousin of presidential cabinet positions. He's a solid centrist Democrat from Iowa, where he served two terms as governor, as well as a stint as mayor of a town called Mt. Show More Summary
New York Times: “By choosing someone so conventional, Mr. Trump has made it easier for Mrs. Clinton to follow suit with an unadventurous pick of her own, like Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia or Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former [...]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (D) was asked by NBC News whether he was being considered as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton: NBC News: So, let me ask you point blank, are you being vetted right now by the [...]
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was the keynote speaker at the United Soybean Board 2016 Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue at USDA headquarters today. Vilsack was impressed with the wide range of biobased products on display at the event. Show More Summary
There are now 66 million dead trees in California’s forests due to several years of drought and native bark beetles, creating a “catastrophic” wildfire threat—or so claims Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. While Vilsack’s assertion may resonate with many in the general public because...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the USDA will be offering a one-time, 30-day extension on the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. Operations now have until July 1 to finalize changes or complete their restructuring. Show More Summary
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing funds to strengthen biofuel production and keep people who work at renewable energy facilities employed, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced in a statement on Friday.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently unveiled the USDA Urban Agriculture Toolkit, a new resource created by USDA’s Know Your Farmer team that intends to help entrepreneurs and community leaders use urban agriculture to successfully create jobs and increase access to healthy food in their communities. Show More Summary
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has made plans to attend the G7 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Niigata, Japan. Following the meeting he will then travel to Vietnam to highlight the agricultural relationship between the two countries and point out the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the each as well. Show More Summary
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and two rural community experts are joining together to discuss the cost of poverty in rural America at the Farm Foundation Forum on Monday, April 18, 2016. The Forum will be held at 9 am in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A free, live audiocast will also be... Read More