11/13/2010 11:20 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Lee Hires Lobbyist Spencer Stokes As Chief Of Staff

Senator-elect Mike Lee has tapped one of Utah's most prominent lobbyists to lead his Washington staff and coordinate his transition from candidate to senator.

Spencer Stokes doesn't officially become a Senate staffer until Jan. 5, but he plans to bounce between Utah and Washington in the coming weeks as he tries to hire staff, set up the Senate office and ramp down his lobbying activities.

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