Where are they now? Lucrative lobbying gigs, other jobs landed by newly-former lawmakers – OpenSecrets Blog

With their treasure troves of connections and policymaking know-how, former lawmakers are hot commodities for lobbying firms.

Luckily for those exiting Capitol Hill, there’s money to be made with government credentials. In early 2014, the Sunlight Foundation estimated that while lobbyists made a median of nearly $180,000 in lobbying revenue in 2012, the median for lobbyists with government experience was $300,000.

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by Niv Sultan

Source: Where are they now? Lucrative lobbying gigs, other jobs landed by newly-former lawmakers – OpenSecrets Blog

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