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Mel Martinez: One of the new "It girls?"

The New York Times writes about how some prominent lobbying and trade industry groups are looking to bring aboard Republicans in the event the party takes control of Congress in the fall.

Among those highlighted, Martinez, the former Florida senator who quit during his first term last year and is one of at least a dozen recent hires at JPMorgan Chase, where he serves as a senior executive.

"We’re seeing a premium for Republicans," Ivan H. Adler, a headhunter for the McCormick Group in Washington who specializes in placing lobbyists, told the Times. "They’re the new ‘It’ girl."