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    If McHugh is confirmed he will replace Pete Geren, the former Democratic congressman from Texas who was appointed to the job by President Bush.  

    Secretary of the Army was one of the Bush administration's few senior-level Democratic appointments.  Geren got the job after his predecessor was fired in the aftermath of the Walter Reed scandal.

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