Trump's budget pick clears initial Senate hurdle

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office cleared a Senate hurdle Wednesday, though a senior Republican says he won't support him.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney is a tea party lawmaker from South Carolina who has attracted opposition from Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz. McCain says Mulvaney's record of support for military operations in Afghanistan and the Pentagon budget generally is too soft.

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