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Former Arizona senator returns to Washington lobbying firm

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 16:22:02-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl has returned to the lobbying firm where he worked before being tapped to fill the seat that had been held by the late John McCain.

In a statement released Monday, Covington & Burling said Kyl has rejoined its public policy practice, where he'll focus "on matters of policy and strategy for the firm's clients."

Kyl, however, is subject to a two-year cooling off period during which he cannot lobby Congress.

Kyl, a Republican, first joined Covington & Burling in 2013 after 18 years in the Senate.

After McCain's death from brain cancer last August, Kyl was appointed to temporarily fill the Senate seat. He said he would only commit to serving until the end of 2018.

Arizona's governor named GOP Rep. Martha McSally to replace him.