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Kansas' men in Shadow Congress

In TPMmuckraker's interactive map of the "Shadow Congress," made up of 172 lawmakers-turned-lobbyists, Kansas has bipartisan representation: from former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (in photo), now with law firm Alston and Bird, and former Democratic Rep. Jim Slattery, currently with Wiley Rein and Fielding. Predictably, the state with the most members of the Shadow Congress — 17 — is Texas. As one small firm boasts on its website: "No one knows the way around Capitol Hill better than those who have previously served in Congress."