Some on the Hill are wondering if Thomas’s announcement isn’t going to lead to a set of exits by elected officials concerned about a possible two-year moratorium on lobbying their former colleagues.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is the big proponent of this 24-month lock down, and it’s not clear how much support it has.
By the way, for those of you looking at the electoral map, Thomas’s district is very much solid Republican, and our sources say that Thomas would not resign without a succession plan, of sorts.
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