After eight years at the lobbying firm Quinn Gillespie
, Dave Hoppe
is headed back to the Hill to become Sen. Jon Kyl
's chief of staff in the Republican whip's office. Hoppe, a former chief for then-Sen. Trent Lott
, spent 27 years on the Hill before jumping to K Street.
The timing of Hoppe's move is interesting. Kyl is retiring after his term is over in January 2013, giving Hoppe a little more than a year with the Arizona Republican. I've got a line in to Hoppe and will update this post if I hear back.
This post has been updated to reflect the fact that Kyl's term ends in Jan. 2013, not Jan. 2012 as I originally reported. I regret the error.