01/17/2011 07:18 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top Staff Exodus Leads To Brain Drain

For many top Democratic communicators this year, it was time to pursue other career options -- ones that don't revolve around a 24-hour news cycle.

The past few months have seen a steady stream of high-level staffers who announced they were leaving the Hill for the private sector, where the daily stresses of campaigning and legislating are at arm's length

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