You know you really shouldn’t feel bad when senators lose their seats (because I know you do). They never really go away. They just get their wingtips and join the ranks of lobbyist heaven on K Street. Sure the official power is gone, but the pay in the “private sector” is so much better. More often than not senators are just fine.
(From The Washington Beacon)
A former Democratic senator is joining a prominent Washington lobbying shop after receiving thousands in campaign contributions from the firm and authoring legislation that advanced the international trade agenda of one of its foreign government clients.
The Hill reported on Monday that the D.C. lobbying giant Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has hired former Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.), who lost her seat in 2014 despite running of the most expensive campaigns in the country.
During the last congressional session of her tenure, Hagan’s staff frequently communicated with Akin Gump, public records show. A short time later, the senator introduced legislation that advanced the U.S. policy agenda of the Nicaraguan government, an Akin Gump client.