Politics1 reports that two well-known but mediocre Congressmen are considering leaving their jobs to become lobbyists:

According to various news reports, Congressman Chip Pickering (R-MS) and Congresswoman Mary Bono (R-CA) are both interested in private sector positions that — if they land the new jobs — would cause both to resign from Congress. According to the AP, Bono would like to become the new top lobbyist for the RIAA, the trade association for the recording industry — although she is not yet actively pursuing it. Pickering, meanwhile, confirmed Wednesday for a Mississippi TV station that he is considering leaving Congress for a job as president of a trade group that lobbies on telecommunication and Internet issues. Both positions reportedly offer salaries of at least $1 million per year.

Interesting. I would imagine an 800% pay raise is hard to pass up.

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