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White House Taps Wolff as New Legislative Affairs Director

President Bush has tapped former Senate aide Candi Wolff as his new legislative affairs director, succeeding David Hobbs, the White House announced Monday.

Wolff, 40, served previously in the Bush administration as Vice President Cheney’s chief legislative liaison. She left that post early last year, joining the lobbying firm Washington Council Ernst & Young as a partner in February.

Prior to joining the administration, Wolff served as deputy staff director for policy for Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) at the Republican Policy Committee.

At Washington Council, Wolff has led a coalition of companies and organizations seeking a permanent moratorium on taxation of Internet access, among other things.

Hobbs, a former top aide to then-Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), served as Bush’s chief liaison to Capitol Hill for the second half of the president’s first term. He has yet to announce his future plans.

— Ethan Wallison

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