August 17, 2006

Power brokers moving to Dems in anticipation of Republican losses

The smart money's ahead of the curve and running towards Dems.
From WaPo:
Washington lobbying firms, trade associations and corporate offices are moving to hire more well-connected Democrats in response to rising prospects that the opposition party will wrest control of at least one chamber of Congress from Republicans in the November elections.

In what lobbyists are calling a harbinger of possible upheaval on Capitol Hill, many who make a living influencing government have gone from mostly shunning Democrats to aggressively recruiting them as lobbyists over the past six months or so.


At 8/26/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger highxlr8r said...

Could this also be an effect of Tom DeLay no longer being able to punish lobbying firms who hire Democrats?

At 8/29/2006 4:32 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

As usual, you're up on all the back story. I wish I had about 200 more like you.

And of course, you're referring to the little known but massive campaign by the Bug Man to intimidate and threaten lobbying firms into firing all Dems and hiring only Republicans.

Evidently this reign of corruption is at least weakened and people are realizing that with the Hammer gone from the scene, they no longer have to behave as if they were under the threat of a Mafia Don.


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