July 14, 2016

YEP: Dems tap K Street candidate Evan Bayh and embrace the revolving door.

When Evan Bayh left the U.S. Senate six years ago, he penned a righteous essay in the Washington Post about how broken the U.S. Senate is. He also sat down for an interview about Washington’s brokenness with a Post blogger in which Bayh expressed his desire “to be engaged in an honorable line of work.”

Then Bayh went to K Street to work for a lobbying firm and a hedge fund.

This summer, when revolving-door Democratic congressman-turned-K Street lobbyist Baron Hill was polling badly in the race to replace Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind. (the Republican senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator who is retiring this year), the Democratic leadership worked overtime to convince Bayh to swing back through the revolving door and run again.

If Trump’s smart he’ll highlight this and call for enacting my revolving-door surtax. Remember, it already has bipartisan support!

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