These Republican lobbyists may be relative newcomers to the private sector, but many around town say they bear watching because of their close ties to the Republican power structure. These former legislative and executive branch senior advisers and lawmakers have had the time to find their sea legs.
Now that their party is back in control of the House and gaining influence in the Senate, they’re ready to go.
“Longtime Louisiana Republican representative Jim McCrery…more than two decades on the Hill, which included serving as a ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee with close friend and speaker-in-waiting Boehner.
Described by the head of a rival shop as someone who is “poised to do tremendously well” given his longstanding working relationships…”