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Ex-lawmakers on K Street avoid 'Scarlet L,' shy away from registering as lobbyists

Jim Oberstar explains his decision not to lobby.

Former Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) said he told prospective employers right from the start that he wouldn't lobby. "I made it clear to the various groups that sought me out after the election to consult with, I said, 'Fine, I will consult with you, share ideas, but I will not lobby,' " said Oberstar, now a senior adviser to National Strategies. "I have no problem with it. But for me, it just doesn't fit. ... I just don't like the idea of going up to members' offices to talk with them and plead on behalf of clients."

The Hill
May 17, 2012

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