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 WextonOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated D.C.-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated Democrats rip Trump rollback of LGBTQ protections amid Pride Month 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 RomneyJudge seeks copy of order commuting Roger Stone sentence Top Mueller prosecutor: 'We could have done more' in Russia investigation Chris Christie: I wouldn't have commuted Roger Stone sentence 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-LehtinenTechNet hires Hispanic communications director Bottom line Women are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas MORE (Fla.) and Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithHow effective are protests and riots for changing America? Education Department changing eligibility for hundreds of rural school districts receiving aid: report Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (Texas), for example, are working at Akin Gump.