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Rep. Wynn to Resign

Maryland Rep. Al Wynn (D) plans to announce as early as today that he will resign from the House to take a job at the D.C.-based law firm Dickstein Shapiro, according to sources.

Wynn's move, which was first reported on, comes less than two months after he was defeated in the 4th district Democratic primary by Donna Edwards. Her campaign was a cause célèbre for Iraq war opponents across the country, and was fueled by strong financial support from the liberal blogosphere. Despite the primary defeat, Wynn had been expected to serve out the rest of the 110th Congress.

Andrew Zausner, head of the government law and strategy group at Dickstein Shapiro, said Wynn was expected to start at his firm around the beginning of June. "He's going to be a partner," Zausner said.

Wynn's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

By Ben Pershing  |  March 27, 2008; 1:54 PM ET
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Now he's going to cash in on some of that good ole D.C. lobbyist money. At least he won't be using his office to undermine the interests of his constituents anymore. Now he can line his pockets above board. What a creep.

Posted by: C-dog | March 27, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

C Dog,

I totally agree with you. My only question is why the people in his district took so long to get rid of him? Were they too busy watching American Idol? Well, to tell you the truth his was worthy of unseating long before we knew the name Simon!

Posted by: Ann C | March 28, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

This "revolving door" is unbelievable! We have lawsthat prevent corporate "salesmen" from taking accounts and business connections with them...but nothing to protect the taxpayers who "train these legislators" and then allow them to take their "skills" to the competition (lobbying groups!). Shame on America!

Posted by: Ellie | March 31, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of resignations, there are at least nine republicans and one democrat in the Texas delegation that need to resign. The nine are backing on of the two republicans that are in the run off for dist 22 texas. They need to resign, especially Ted Poe for campaigning as a pro life candidate yet they do not even lift a finger when given the opportunity to cosponsor pro life legislation, right to life amendment. There are four cosponsors to the ron paul bill, but none from texas. The democrat that is the carpet bagger that got the seat after his buddy filed charges on him for something. He needs to resign based on the polling we did shows that 60 percent or more want the Life begins @ Conception passed on through. He is forcing his will on the good people of District #22. Also it has been reported by Father Frank, a priest for the Catholic church that says paraprased by john wieder, We should hit Nick with an ugly stick, on his hands for claiming to be Catholic and Pro Choice. Father Frank says that you cannot be both choice and Catholic. He needs to decide, heavan or hell. He needs to
apologize for being a liar too.

Posted by: John Wieder tx22 for Congress | April 1, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

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