This is interesting.
Auto Industry Taps Jim Talent To Lead Public-Relations Push
By Mike Spector
Faced with waning political clout on Capitol Hill, the auto industry has tapped a former heartland senator to speak out against pending fuel-economy legislation.
Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican, lost in a razor-thin race to Democrat Claire McCaskill in November's mid-term election, a key result that catapulted Democrats to a one-seat Senate majority.
Now, Mr. Talent has signed on with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the chief lobbying group that represents Detroit's Big Three auto makers and Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, among others. Mr. Talent, who hails from a state with several auto plants, told reporters on a conference ...
Talent lost his re-election bid to Claire McCaskill, 50% to 47%. The former Senator is now a senior advisor to Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign .
Seems a little incestuous to me. Romney is close to the auto industry, Talent is one of his staff, the industry has big bucks to give to Presidential campaigns, so Romney's staff member goes to lobby for Big Auto!!!
Hmmm, there is another term for this....