BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the presidency of a Washington lobbying group for the life insurance industry.
The American Council of Life Insurers is looking for a successor to former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating.
Council spokesman Jack Dolan says Pomeroy is one of a “rather limited” group of people who are familiar with Washington and the life insurance industry. Dolan says Pomeroy was considered for the job before Keating was hired in 2003.
Pomeroy, a Democrat, has said he’s running for re-election to the House this year. A spokeswoman for Pomeroy didn’t respond right away to a request for comment.
North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan’s wife, Kim Dorgan, is a senior vice president at the council.