Democratic Lobbyists Head Back to Congress

Posted November 19, 2008 at 1:05pm

The march of Democratic lobbyists back to Capitol Hill has officially begun with two senior lobbyists returning as top aides in the House and Senate.

Christopher McCannell, a lobbyist at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, will be joining newly elected Rep. Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.) as his chief of staff. McCannell joined Quinn Gillespie in 2007 after spending eight years as chief of staff to Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). Luke Albee, who has been at Ricchetti Inc. for nearly four years, will be Sen.-elect Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) top staffer. Albee joined Ricchetti after working for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) for 20 years, most recently as his chief of staff.