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 WextonBlack voters propel Biden to big wins in Virginia, NC, Alabama Biden notches major win in Virginia primary Polls show big bounce to Biden ahead of Super Tuesday 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 Romney7 things to know about the coronavirus stimulus package Scarborough rips Trump for mocking Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'Could have been a death sentence' Trump on Romney's negative coronavirus test: 'I am so happy I can barely speak' 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-LehtinenWomen are refusing to take the backseat in politics, especially Latinas Watchdog groups call for investigation into Ros-Lehtinen's foreign lobbying work Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm MORE (Fla.) and Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithEducation Department changing eligibility for hundreds of rural school districts receiving aid: report Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm Ex-Tea Party lawmakers turn heads on K Street MORE (Texas), for example, are working at Akin Gump.