Congresswoman to Retire, Take Job With Her Biggest Donor

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Dec. 3 2012 2:33 PM

Congresswoman to Retire, Take Job With Her Biggest Donor

Missouri Rep. Jo Ann Emerson will take an early leave of Congress and become "President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association." She describes it as a life change that "offers to find ways to promote strong rural policy." Another way of describing it: She's going to work for the organization that gave her re-election campaign $79,803, more than any other group. I love it when a plan comes together.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.