Former Senator Mary Landrieu is Washington’s newest oil lobbyist

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As a Democrat she’ll be particularly well positioned. The former senator will be able to occupy the enviro/oil industry sweet spot quite comfortably. Lots of money (one way or another) on both sides of that political equation.

(From The Intercept)

Landrieu’s shift to a firm filled with clients she helped promote is becoming a regular feature of the Washington revolving door. Former Sen. Judd Greg, R-N.H., shaped financial reform issues, then took a lucrative job for Goldman Sachs and for a Wall Street trade association after leaving elected office. Former Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by writing the law that prevents Medicare from importing prescription drugs from Canada or from negotiating for cheaper prices. Tauzin left Congress to join a drug company lobby group called PhRMA, a position that eventually paid him more than $11 million in one year alone.

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