Jonathan Kott went from serving as Manchin’s senior advisor to leading a well-funded dark money group that spent millions to crush Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (Ind.-Vt.) 2020 presidential bid, and then back to Capitol Hill.
As The Lever recently reported, Kott now works as a corporate lobbyist for health insurers, drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, and even Fox News, while the media calls on the so-called “Manchin whisperer-for-hire” to weigh in on what has motivated his former boss to obstruct the party’s core agenda.
Watch our new video detailing Kott’s path through Washington’s proverbial “revolving door” and the lucrative career opportunities available to Democratic Hill staffers who oppose progressives.
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