K Street's Revolving Door

Ex-Cantor Lieutenants Form Lobbyist Biz

Megan R. Wilson, The Hill

Steve Stombres & Kyle Nevins, who served as top lieutenants to former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, are teaming up with John O’Neill, an ex-aide to Trent Lott, to form a new lobbying group, Harbinger Strategies.

Eric Cantor Abandons Constituents; Races to Big Money

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

For Cantor, quitting early doesn’t look good. Cantor gave up his majority leader job July 31, a sensible move, as a lame-duck. But then he immediately announced he wouldn’t serve as a rank-and-file member. It confirms the grassroots skepticism about Congress being full of self-dealers.

Boehner Press Sec't Hired By Health Insurance Lobby

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart

America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance lobby in D.C., has hired Speaker Boehner’s press secretary, Brendan Buck, as its new spokesperson and VP of communications. Buck was Boehner's press sec't for 3 years and also served as a press secretary for Rep. Paul Ryan.