Dems May Have Jobs Next Year – As Lobbyists

Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010 01:19 PM

By Dan Weil

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With Democrats poised to suffer major losses in Congress next month, major lobbying firms are licking their chops at the prospect of hiring influential, soon to be ex-congressmen, The Hill reports. Hiring election losers with influence is a time-honored tradition in Democrats, losers, Congress, lobbyingWashington.

“There will be a lot of interest from K Street in hiring former members,” said Ivan Adler, of the McCormick Group Inc. “I’ve already had inquiries from law, lobbying firms asking, ‘Can I help them set up meetings with particular members if they lose?’ ”

More than 150 former congressmen were registered lobbyists in 2009, and others work in law or consulting fields closely connected to lobbying. At least 156 more former congressmen registered to lobby in 2009, according to CQMoneyline.com.

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