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Bankers have plenty of complaints about government, yet a steady stream of industry notables is striving to join the public sector's ranks. Former and current executives, central bankers and other financiers have sought and held political office through the years, both at state and national levels. Here are some who made - or have tried to make - the leap.
Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.
Delaney won a redistricted House seat in 2012 and stepped down as chairman of CapitalSource, the commercial finance company he founded. His banking background has already given the freshman House Financial Services Committee member a seat at the policy table. Meanwhile, he has downplayed recent rumors that he will run for Maryland governor.