Former Miss. governor under consideration for Secretary of Defen - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Former Miss. governor under consideration for Secretary of Defense

Source: U.S. Navy Source: U.S. Navy
WASHINGTON, D. C (WLBT) -

A former Mississippi governor is under consideration for a cabinet-level position at the White House.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Ray Mabus is among the candidates to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense.

Hagel announced earlier this week that he would step down from the position as soon as his replacement is found.

Mabus served as Governor of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992, and was State Auditor before that. He is currently the Secretary of the U. S. Navy.

President Obama will nominate someone for the defense post, but he has not given a timeline for when he plans to do so. 

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