THE END OF GROVER’S DREAM….Jeffrey Birnbaum reports on the mood on K Street:

In what lobbyists are calling a harbinger of possible upheaval on Capitol Hill, many who make a living influencing government have gone from mostly shunning Democrats to aggressively recruiting them as lobbyists over the past six months or so.

“We’ve seen a noticeable shift,” said Beth Solomon, director of the Washington office of Christian & Timbers, an executive search firm that helps to place senior lobbyists and trade association heads.

When pollsters predict a Democratic win this November, I’m hopeful but cautious. But when the lobbyists start betting serious money on the proposition, maybe it’s time to start believing.

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