David Strickland spent years as a Democratic transportation aide on Capitol Hill, and then President Obama appointed him to a leading automobile role in the administration. There, Strickland oversaw new regulations on fuel economy. He also oversaw an agency study that led to a $17 million fine against Toyota despite dubious evidence.

Today, we learn Strickland has joined a K Street lobbying firm whose largest clients include bailed-out Chrysler.

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