Give ex-Rep. Steve Rothman points for candor. The NJ Democrat, who left office in early January, is "joining the local law firm of Sills Cummis to lead their new defense industry lobbying group," notes David Nir of Daily Kos Elections.
"My experience with defense issues and my familiarity with how to get one's foot in the door for consideration at the Pentagon stems from my eight years as a member of the House appropriations subcommittee on defense - a 25-person subcommittee that recommends all of the military spending for the U.S."
Former members of Congress are usually a bit more coy about how they plan to earn a living in the private sector. Lobbying jobs are euphemistically called "government relations". But "for once, a former politician is being forthright about exactly what he's up to," Nir writes.
Rothman, 60, served 16 years in the House. But he lost a bruising member-vs.-member primary last year to fellow Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell.
Via Daily Kos Elections.