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Heard on the Hill: Chief Concern

Much is made of Congress revolving door of employment. The office of Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), though, seems to be a model of that, with a cadre of blink-and-youll-miss-them chiefs of staff.

The freshman got under way with David Lasseter, a former aide for Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.). Lasseter separated from Farentholds office this summer.

Scott Graves took the reins for a hot minute but decamped to fill the chief of staff vacancy in Texas Republican Rep. Mike Conaways office where he has worked in various capacities since 2005 on Oct. 9. 

The latest casualty is Alfredo Rodriguez III, who apparently lasted less than a month.

Farenthold, for one, seems unfazed by the rapid-fire turnaround. He is leaning on Graves in the interim (as needed) but suggested that the replacement hunt continues.

I think well have someone in place in the next day or so, Farenthold predicted, adding, Weve got good people in my office. And were going to get through.

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