Members Becoming Lobbyists

The Politico reports on the success, or lack thereof, of Members of Congress who leave office to become lobbyists.

Most lawmakers who’ve made the switch aren’t able to make it seriously rain once they walk through the revolving door. And many find that the transition can be much tougher than they imagined.

Former lawmakers, used to giving orders, find themselves answering to clients on K Street. Where they once took meetings, they now must ask nicely for them. And they have to hone a new skill: hustling for business.

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