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 WextonPro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA Democrat unveils bill requiring banks to identify suspicious activity related to guns Newly-elected official feels 'stronger' than she did when she flipped off Trump's motorcade 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 RomneySenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial McConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump Trump hosts pastor who says 'Jews are going to hell' at White House Hanukkah party 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-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Democratic staffer says Wendy Davis will run for Congress MORE (Texas), for example, are working at Akin Gump.