K Street Scrambles for Dems

Politico

By Issac Arnsdorf

With the conventional wisdom calling the Senate to flip, "K Street may be a bit light on well-placed Democrats," a leading recruiters tells PI. "We anticipate that the demand for substantive lobbyists will be increasing and those with policy expertise will be considered more valuable than purveyors of access...

"If regular order returns — committee consideration of authorizing legislation followed by appropriations — those closest to the legislation will be the highest priorities and appropriations staff will be key players. If not, leadership staff of both parties will continue to be sought after. Since there will be a new Democratic Leader in the Senate, his staff may come at a premium."

Chuck Schumer's former staffers already downtown include Erick Mullen at Mercury, Carmencita Whonder of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Izzy Klein at Roberti Global, Michael Tobman, Julia Kernochan Tama at Venable, Stephanie Martz at Monument Policy Group, Jeff Hamond at Van Scoyoc Associates and Nicole Di Resta and Kai Anderson at Cassidy & Associates, Heather McHugh at Capitol Hill Strategies, Jason Abel at Steptoe & Johnson, Molly Ahearn at American Continental Group.

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