Ex-Dem lawmaker Capuano joins law and lobbying firm

Ex-Dem lawmaker Capuano joins law and lobbying firm
© Greg Nash
Former Rep. Michael CapuanoMichael (Mike) Everett CapuanoAyanna Pressley launches leadership PAC K Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Dem Sen. Markey faces potential primary challenge in Massachusetts MORE (D-Mass.) is heading to K Street, joining the law and lobbying firm Foley & Lardner in its government solutions division.
 
Capuano, who lost his Democratic primary to Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThe four House Democrats who voted against the border funding bill Wayfair employees plan walkout over sales to migrant detention centers Progressive group endorses three House freshmen MORE (D-Mass.) last year, will be a public affairs director at the firm. He plans to work in both the Boston and Washington offices, according to the Boston Globe.
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Capuano had served in Congress since 1999. He was on the Financial Services Committee as well as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and most recently was ranking member of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.
 
He was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and in 2010 ran unsuccessfully for the Senate seat made vacant by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).
 
He has not announced yet if he will register as a lobbyist.