Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour, who for years was a fixture on K Street as a top GOP lobbyist, will return to the lobbying profession after he leaves the governorship on Jan. 10, the Associated Press reported.
The AP said he will return to BGR Group, the firm he built as Barbour Griffith & Rogers.
A BGR spokesman declined to comment.
A prodigious fundraiser and longtime Washington insider, Barbour considered making an official bid for the White House but ultimately decided against it earlier this year. This fall, Barbour signed on to help with the fundraising efforts of the Republican group American Crossroads, which also has Karl Rove as an adviser.
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.