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Attorney General Rutledge visits Trump Tower

Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office) Leslie Rutledge (Source: Attorney General's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was in New York City Thursday, talking with officials in Pres.-elect Donald Trump's transition team, about issues facing Arkansas and a possible role in the Trump administration. 

The Batesville native had a couple of meetings scheduled at Trump Tower, amidst published reports that Rutledge is being considered for EPA administrator. Rutledge told reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower that she wanted to talk to officials about excessive regulations and the impact they have on agriculture in the state. 

"I am here today to continue those conversations and visit more about we're doing to make sure that the American economy keeps growing, that people have jobs," Rutledge said. 

When asked about a possible role in a Trump administration, Rutledge said she would consider it. 

"I love being the Attorney General of Arkansas but my philosophy is I have done a lot of work helping out the President-elect in the campaign and we're excited about the administration," Rutledge said. "You always take the call when the White House calls." 

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