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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 04:27 PM

GOP goes on K Street hiring spree

By ANNA PALMER 12/19/14 5:32 AM EST

Lobbyists can come home again.

As Republicans take control of Congress, they are bringing in veteran influence peddlers to help them run the show. Nearly a dozen veteran K Streeters have been named as top staffers to GOP leaders or on key committees as lawmakers prepare to take the gavel in January.

For instance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell named Hazen Marshall policy director earlier this week. Marshall, a former staff director for the Senate Budget Committee, has spent the last 10 years as a lobbyist at the Nickles Group representing dozens of clients like AT&T, Comcast and energy company Exelon.

The trend is in part because Republicans are taking control of the Senate next year, opening up attractive jobs once held by Democrats.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/gop-k-street-lobbying-113690.html#ixzz3MNSyjLGO

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 07:12 PM

1. They aren't able to perform their own jobs?

Well, I KNEW THAT, but I should think this would be frowned on. Actually, it shouldn't be allowed. That's my opinion of K Street.

I can't decide whether or not to dread the next two years, or sit back and enjoy it. I just have a feeling it will be like nothing this country has ever seen before.

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