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K Street "Almost Giddy" about "Speaker Boehner"
"They have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaigns, provided him with rides on their corporate jets, socialized with him at luxury golf resorts and waterfront bashes and are now leading fund-raising efforts for his Boehner for Speaker campaign, which is soliciting checks of up to $37,800 each, the maximum allowed."
also, via Barbara Holzer
Holman is government ethics lobbyist for Public Citizen. He said today: "While there is little reason people outside the Beltway would know, the close relationship between Rep. Boehner and K Street is no secret on Capitol Hill. When Boehner and the Republicans were the majority party in the House prior to the 2006 elections, corporate lobbyists enjoyed the inside track in drafting legislation and setting the congressional agenda. The 2006 elections, in which voters sharply rejected the rampant corruption in the halls of Congress, came as a startling set-back for Boehner and his colleagues. But today K Street is almost giddy at the prospects of a new Republican majority and the rise of Speaker Boehner."
The Public Citizen web page on government reform