Where are the 118 former members of Congress who left in 2009 and 2010?


Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)

Started a new firm, the Majority Group, in January 2011, that’s lobbied for a credit company and an anti-immigration group

Steve Buyer (R-Ind.)

T-Mobile has paid Buyer’s two-man lobbying group $250,000 since last year. Telecommunications was a primary focus of Buyer’s when he was on the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Robert Bennett (R-Utah)

Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)

Both former Senators were on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and both went to Arent Fox, which deals with federal appropriations more than any other issue


Ciro Rodriguez (D-Tex.)

Lost in 2010 after serving five consecutive terms


Nathan Deal (R-Ga.)

Governor of Georgia

Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)

Governor of Kansas

Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)

Governor of Oklahoma

Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii)

Governor of Hawaii

Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.)

Secretary of State

Ken Salazar (D-Colo.)

Secretary of the Interior

Hilda Solis (D-Calif.)

Secretary of Labor

Joe Biden (D-Del.)

Vice President


Started Progressives United, a liberal advocacy group and PAC, in 2011

Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)

Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)

Working with La Instituta Rosa Blanca, an advocate for democracy in Cuba. The group was founded by Diaz-Balart’s father Rafael, the majority leader of the Cuban House of Representatives before Fidel Castro came to power


Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)

Switched parties after 29 years in the Senate


Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)

Chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America

Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)

International adviser at Goldman Sachs

Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio)

A trained mortician, he runs the family business, Wilson Funeral Homes


George Radanovich (R-Calif.)

Published The New World Order Is the Old World Order, in 2011, which argues that welfare programs should be replaced by church-based charity

Jim Bunning (R-Ky.)

A Major League pitcher from 1955 to 1971, Bunning was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996

Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-La.)

A native of Vietnam, Cao joined the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the agency set up to pay for damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in order to help Vietnamese fishermen with their claims. According to Cao, he was fired in March 2011, after two months, for being too “hands-on”


John Adler (D-N.J.)

Died in April 2011 from a bacterial infection of the tissue around his heart


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