By Jeremy Herb
“Rodney is the heir apparent,” the lobbyist said.
Rep. Jack Kingston is also ahead of Frelinghuysen in full committee seniority, but the Georgia Republican is running for Senate.
A Frelinghuysen spokesman declined to comment.
Young, one of a dwindling number of longtime defense hawks still in Congress, announced on Wednesday he was retiring from the House at the end of 2014 after serving 22 terms.