Seems as though it may be a Thune news day:
Matt Zabel, longtime chief of staff to Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), is leaving his post to take a job as vice president of government affairs for Target.
“Matt has helped me build a great Senate operation from the ground up,” said Thune. “I’m grateful for his hard work and knowledge and love of South Dakota, and I wish him all the best.”
Zabel’s move comes amid speculation that Thune is considering a run for president but, according to sources briefed on the move, there is no large meaning to be drawn from the departure.
One does not need to draw a “large meaning” from something to understand that changes may be afoot.