Former Congressman Joe Crowley to Head to the Entertainment Software Association?
A year ago, Joe Crowley was a popular Congressman on both sides of the aisle being talked about as eventually taking over from Nancy Pelosi as leadership for the House Democrats. One primary later, he had lost to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shaking up American politics. But popularity in Congress means you can write your ticket after and rumors suggest that Crowley may be heading to the video game industry’s lobby group, the Entertainment Software Association.
That’s one of the potential landing spots for Crowley and the more interesting reported. Other possibilities include Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Hogan Lovells.
The ESA said they were not commenting on the rumor and their search process. The lobbying group’s top concerns include data privacy, intellectual property, patent law, and net neutrality regulations. Their focus is to support game publishers not gamers themselves, the two groups often have opposing wants and needs.
In a rather interesting twist, the person he lost to, Ocasio-Cortez, called into a Twitch stream helping raise money for trans kids where she praised the Nintendo 64 as the best system (maybe her most controversial stance yet).