After leaving the US Senate in 2011, former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan went to work for lobbying giant Arent Fox. But it wasn’t until just recently that Dorgan actually registered to lobby on behalf of a client.
According to the disclosure form filed by Dorgan (see below) he will now be working on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board.
Dorgan followed his long time “Team North Dakota” colleague, former Rep. Earl Pomeroy, into the lobbying game after choosing to retire from the Senate. Pomeroy works for Alson Bird (funny that these firms are all animal names?), and according to House and Senate lobbying disclosure databases, is listed as working on behalf of dozens of clients. Former Senator Kent Conrad, the third member of “Team North Dakota,” hasn’t taken up a lobbying career.
Dorgan’s wife, Kimberly Dorgan, is also a registered lobbyist working for the American Council of Life Insurers.
The biodiesel industry is the only client attributed to Byron Dorgan.