Robert Lenhard, the Democratic nominee who recently dropped his bid to rejoin the Federal Election Commission, has been hired by Covington & Burling, the law firm announced today.
Lenhard's request that the White House dump his nomination was publicized today in a letter Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sent Monday to Josh Bolten, President Bush's chief of staff. The White House and Senate leaders continue to spar over FEC nominations, particularly that of former Justice Department lawyer Hans von Spakovsky, a Republican nominee.
Lenhard, who sat on the elections panel from January 2006 to December 2007, will join the firm's election and political law practice. The former commissioner, a graduate of UCLA School of Law, also was a former lawyer at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.