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    Default Ousted REPS rush K ST looking for lobbyist jobs, but "REPS are a dime dozen"

    Gee, who would have thought there wouldn't be enough LOBBY jobs on K street, especially for REPUBLICANS?


    Ex-lawmakers 'scrambling and looking' for lobbying gigs

    So many former House Republicans are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely to find work.

    By THEODORIC MEYER
    01/14/2019 05:02 AM EST

    When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp threw a party to thank friends and supporters at an Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill last month, Vic Fazio, a former congressman who’s now a lobbyist, saw an opportunity.

    Fazio found the North Dakota Democrat, who’d just lost her bid for reelection, and pressed his card into her palm.

    “We should talk,” Fazio told her, according to a person in the room.

    Heitkamp has no plans to become a lobbyist, according to Tessa Gould, her former chief of staff. But the brief exchange was one of the countless quiet conversations taking place among many of the dozens of lawmakers who departed Congress earlier this month and the Washington lobbying firms eager to hire the best-connected among them.

    While there aren’t many out-of-work Democrats like Heitkamp right now, more than 60 Republicans exited the House this month, and so many of them are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely to find work, according to interviews with lobbyists and headhunters.

    "Former Republican congressmen are a dime a dozen right now,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who left Congress a decade ago and is now a lobbyist for Holland & Knight.

    “I think there are still a lot of people who are scrambling and looking” for new jobs, he added.

    “There’s not enough seats for everybody who wants in,” one Republican lobbyist said, comparing the process to musical chairs...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ocrats-1098626
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    Being A lobbyist is a cancer to congress & should be stopped !! A deal a day will makes buisnesses & our congress men & women millionaires with power !
    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Gee, who would have thought there wouldn't be enough LOBBY jobs on K street, especially for REPUBLICANS?


    Ex-lawmakers 'scrambling and looking' for lobbying gigs

    So many former House Republicans are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely to find work.

    By THEODORIC MEYER
    01/14/2019 05:02 AM EST

    When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp threw a party to thank friends and supporters at an Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill last month, Vic Fazio, a former congressman who’s now a lobbyist, saw an opportunity.

    Fazio found the North Dakota Democrat, who’d just lost her bid for reelection, and pressed his card into her palm.

    “We should talk,” Fazio told her, according to a person in the room.

    Heitkamp has no plans to become a lobbyist, according to Tessa Gould, her former chief of staff. But the brief exchange was one of the countless quiet conversations taking place among many of the dozens of lawmakers who departed Congress earlier this month and the Washington lobbying firms eager to hire the best-connected among them.

    While there aren’t many out-of-work Democrats like Heitkamp right now, more than 60 Republicans exited the House this month, and so many of them are considering heading to K Street that not all of them are likely to find work, according to interviews with lobbyists and headhunters.

    "Former Republican congressmen are a dime a dozen right now,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), who left Congress a decade ago and is now a lobbyist for Holland & Knight.

    “I think there are still a lot of people who are scrambling and looking” for new jobs, he added.

    “There’s not enough seats for everybody who wants in,” one Republican lobbyist said, comparing the process to musical chairs...


    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ocrats-1098626
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    it is a good thing democrats never become lobbyists

    they are so pure

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Love America View Post
    it is a good thing democrats never become lobbyists

    they are so pure
    Why work when you can just make a speech on a college campus every now and then about income inequality or student loan debt while being paid $25K for a couple hours of yacking about yourself

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