From Ben Smith at Politico:
While Roland Burris may be appointed to Obama’s Senate seat, he might have had a hard time finding a place in an Obama White House.
That’s because he’s registered in Washington and Illinois as a lobbyist.
Perhaps the least politic of his clients: The Illinois Association of Mortgage Bankers, which he registered to represent in 2007.
Burris’s lobbying partner is Fred Lebed, a veteran Democratic political operative who once served as executive director of the Cook County Democratic Party and has also held a number of state government posts.
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