AP: Senate Career Over, Burns Cashes In

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Yet another senator who lost re-election because of his ties to lobbyists is heading to K Street:

Former Sen. Conrad Burns, whose ties to lobbyists helped sink his re-election bid, has landed at a new workplace: a Washington lobbying firm.

Burns will work for his former chief of staff, Leo Giacometto, at the firm Gage, which has lobbied for Montana interests and several national technology companies, often making headlines for its connections to Burns and his staff.

Well, at least there Burns will be able to earn more than enough to pay his lawyers as prosecutors investigating the Abramoff scandal bear down… although he’s still got plenty left over in his campaign fund.

Update: As anonymontucky comments below, Burns and Giacometto are under investigation by the FBI for Burns’ earmarking shenanigans, as first reported by Roll Call (sub. req.).