Ben Chandler moves into role as lobbyist in Ky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler will work as a lobbyist for a newly formed firm in Kentucky called Omni Advocacy Group.

Chandler, a Democrat who represented Kentucky's 6th District for three terms before losing to Republican Andy Barr last year, also served two terms as state attorney general and one term as state auditor.

Omni will provide lobbying, advocacy and other consulting services to clients engaged with local, state, federal and international governments. The new firm will be led by Chandler and Patrick Crowley, a former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter who covered government and politics in Kentucky.

Chandler, the grandson of the late Kentucky Gov. Happy Chandler, will operate Omni's office in central Kentucky. He will also continue to serve as executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council.

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