Ex-Miss. gov to get nod for Navy post

President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus to be secretary of the Navy, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Mabus, 60, is a Democrat and campaigned extensively for Obama last year. He had been previously talked about as a candidate for a place in Obama’s cabinet as secretary of education. The person with knowledge of the Navy nomination requested anonymity because the White House has not yet made an official announcement.