From NBC's Andrea Mitchell and Michelle Perry
NBC NEWS has confirmed with Linda Daschle, Tom Daschle's wife, that she is leaving her lobbying firm where she has specialized in aviation and defense issues at the end of the year. She is starting her own public policy firm on transportation and communication issues.
In her new firm, she will not lobby.
In the past, she had been a registered lobbyist for American Airlines, Boeing, Cleveland International Airport, Lockheed Martin and other corporations.
She is also a former acting administrator of the FAA.