Mabus, Former Governor and Ambassador, Eyed For Navy Secretary Position

By Christopher J. Castelli, Zachary M. Peterson / January 30, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Ray Mabus, a Navy veteran and former Mississippi governor who served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, has emerged as a frontrunner for the Navy secretary post in President Obama's administration, sources tell Inside the Navy . Mabus, a Democrat who endorsed Obama for the White House in 2007, served as a campaign adviser on Middle East issues. He also served a two-year tour in the early 1970s as a naval officer aboard the guided-missile cruiser Little Rock...

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