Obama has announced his choice for secretary of army, and once again he’s plucking from the GOP. New York Rep. John McHugh, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, comes from a district won by Obama last year, making a competitive special election likely.Cillizza lists potential candidates:
The list of potential candidates for the McHugh opening is in its infant stages. State Sen. Darrel Aubertine, who won a special election in a district that covers much of the western half of the 23rd in February 2008, could be an attractive candidate for Democrats. Some Republican insiders have already begun to tout Robert Taub, McHugh’s chief of staff, as a potential candidate.