Democrats enjoy resurgence

October 31, 2006

The Hill:

While the election is still six days away, the strength Democratic candidates have shown has already produced one shift in Washington: Democratic lobbyists, once marginalized, are seeing a resurgence in their popularity.

“There are companies that are definitely looking to hire Democrats,” said John Northington of Thomas Advisors, a firm that specializes in energy issues.

Northington is a rarity: a Democratic lobbyist who specializes in energy production issues. Oil giant ExxonMobil hired Northington three months ago to lobby the White House on exploration issues and to reach out to Democrats in Congress.