U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who’s chairing his final committee meeting today in Washington, is looking into options at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reports that Oberstar is talking with Institute officials about a role as a visiting scholar, lecturer or author. He’s had a long relationship with the Humphrey Institute and the University’s Center for Transportation Studies.
After serving 18 terms in Congress, the 76-year-old Oberstar was defeated in November by rookie Republican politician Chip Cravaack in the 8th District in northwestern Minnesota. He has said he won’t become a lobbyist.