Former Sen. Burns ready to lobby after cooling off

Former Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) is lobbying for the American Quarter Horse Association now that his one year "cooling off" period has ended.

Although Burns joined Gage LLC in January 2007., he had to wait a year before lobbying former Senate colleagues. Now he's helping the AQHA support the slaughter of wild horses.

Burns lost his bid for re-election in November 2006 after being linked to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Burns received more campaign contributions from Abramoff, Abramoff's associates and Abramoff's tribal clients than any other member of the House or Senate.

Burns was defeated by Sen. Jon Tester (D), who now sits on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

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