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Former senators Gregg and Conrad land same job


Then-Sens. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) in Janurary 2010. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The deficit-fighting duo are back together again.

Former senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), who fought crime the deficit during the first debt ceiling tussle, have been hired by the same D.C.-based public relations firm, Edelman.

Gregg and Conrad, who served side by side as ranking Republican and chairman on the Senate Budget Committee, were the brainchildren behind what later became the 2011 “supercommittee” — that bipartisan group meant to solve the deficit crisis but that instead put in motion the sequester — and after their retirement continued working as a pair on fiscal issues.

A news release from Edelman, whose clients include major corporations such as Starbucks and Microsoft, said the two would provide “public policy advice and communications counsel to a wide variety of corporate, association and nonprofit clients.”

Conrad said he’s glad to be reuniting with Gregg. Gregg said it’s a “great opportunity” to work with Conrad.

Some congressional bromances are forever.

Colby Itkowitz is the lead anchor of the Inspired Life blog. She previously covered the quirks of national politics and the federal government.

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