The Hill: After Dem wipeout, K St. looks for deals

Written by admin on November 5th, 2010

The Hills reports on the job rush on K Street.

The Hill

Rich Gold, a Democrat who heads Holland & Knight’s public policy group, said businesses will want lobby firms that can work with both parties, given the tumultuous elections of 2008 and 2010.

“How quickly the bodies swing back and forth means clients want to mitigate that and have some bipartisan coverage,” Gold said.

Republican lobbyists are in high demand after the party’s huge gains in the House.

As polls began to close Tuesday, Ivan Adler, a principal at the McCormick Group who head-hunts for lobbying jobs, started hearing from Republican aides on Capitol Hill as well as former GOP House members who are interested in joining the lobbying community.

Just like when the Democrats were in control, those people who know the leadership are extremely valuable. They become the instant gold,” Adler said. “And the people who understand the political process are silver.”

 

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