By David Brand
The chair of the Queens County Democratic Party is teaming up with a former Republican congressman to join or launch a D.C. lobbying firm.
Former U.S. Reps. Joseph Crowley and Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, longtime House colleagues, have decided to join forces, Axios reported Friday morning.
It is not yet clear whether they will start their own firm or join another, Axios said.
In January, Politico reported that Crowley had met with firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Hogan Lovells.
He was rumored to be considering a role as head of the video game lobby Entertainment Software Association, according to The Intercept, which called Crowley “K Street’s biggest whale for 2019.”
Crowley, a 10-term member of Congress, was defeated by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District in June.