Lobbying lucre awaits Lott

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Ka-ching!It’s Sen Min Whip Trent Lott’s turn to trade in his US Capitol pin for cold hard cash on K Street.So what drove the timing of this talented and politically secure senator’s departure from the chamber?Fear of lost income from a newly passed ethics law that imposes a 2-year ban on former senators’ ability to lobby their old colleagues,say Lott’s allies.The 2-year ban takes effect on 1/1.Lott’s retirement:by year's end.

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