The trend toward mergers on K Street continues, with Democrat David Di Martino’s move over to the communications and advocacy shop of Blue Engine Message & Media.
Di Martino is merging his firm, DD Media, with Blue Engine Message & Media, announced Blue Engine founder Erik Smith, a longtime Democratic communications adviser and strategist.
Di Martino has also a held a long list of Democratic communications posts, having worked in the Senate for Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell (Wash.), John Kerry (Mass.) and Ben Nelson (Neb.), as well as for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He was also a senior strategist for BGR Public Relations, and co-founded Blue Line Strategic Communications, Inc.
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.