WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush said Thursday he will name Torie Clarke, a one-time spokeswoman for his father, as assistant secretary of defense.

Clarke worked on former President Bush's 1992 campaign and was the spokeswoman for U.S. Trade Representative Carla Hills.

She also worked for Arizona lawmaker John McCain in his House and Senate offices from 1983-89.

Clarke replaces Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon.