Comstock joins K Street firm

Comstock joins K Street firm
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Former Rep. Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean ComstockLive coverage: House holds third day of public impeachment hearings Gun debate raises stakes in battle for Virginia legislature Progressives face steep odds in ousting incumbent Democrats MORE (R-Va.), who recently lost her re-election bid, is now a senior advisor in Baker Donelson’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group.

Comstock will work at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

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Comstock represented a D.C. suburb and served two terms in Congress before losing to Democratic state Rep. Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonVirginia governor seeking to remove Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol Virginia lawmakers ask governor to remove state's Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA MORE by 12 points last November. The Republican was on the Transportation and Infrastructure, House Administration and the Science, Space, and Technology committees. Before Congress, she worked at the Department of Justice and on former President George W. Bush’s campaign, as well as now-Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Bring on the brokered convention GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE’s presidential campaign.

"I am excited to join Baker Donelson and bring my decades of policy experience in the legislative, administrative, and private sector arenas, as well as a lifetime of relationships, to provide strategic guidance on building winning coalitions and strategies," Comstock said in a statement.

She will also be a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics this spring.

Comstock joins a long list of former Republican lawmakers who are headed to K Street. Retired Reps. Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenEx-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Republican Salazar seeks rematch with Shalala in key Miami House district MORE (Fla.) and Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithEx-Tea Party lawmakers turn heads on K Street Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company MORE (Texas), for example, are working at Akin Gump.