Virginia Thomas Assumes Role Of De Facto Tea Party Lobbyist

02/04/2011 01:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Kenneth P. Vogel, Marin Cogan & John Bresnahan Politico

She started as a congressional aide in the 1980s, became a midlevel Republican operative, then briefly left politics, reemerging in 2009 as founder of a tea party group before stepping down amid continued questions about whether her actions were appropriate for the spouse of a Supreme Court justice.

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