At first glance, it might seem that the Investment Company Institute’s selection of a 30-year Democratic veteran of the Hill was in response to the mid-term elections. But, in fact, the ICI says the members of its government affairs office are bi-partisan: three Democrats and three Republicans, the Washington Post reports.

James R. Hart, most recently chief of staff for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), is the ICI’s new political affairs officer. He succeeds another Democrat, Vivian Lausevic, who is now working for the American Gas Association.

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