Monday, September 20, 2010

Lobbyist on Both Sides of N.C. Senate Race

The Senate race in North Carolina pits incumbent Senator Richard Burr (R-Red) vs. challenger Elaine Marshall (D-Blue). The Charlotte Observer noted fundraisers for the candidates. One K Street firm, The Podesta Group, stood on both sides of the divide.

The Podesta Group is headed by Tony Podesta of the lobbying Podesta family. Wife Heather has Heather Podesta & Partners, while brother John runs the Center for American Progress.

The Podesta Group sponsored a breakfast at the Capital Hill Club for Senator Burr. It will do the same for his challenger:

Tony and Heather Podesta, two top Washington lobbyists, along with Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, will hold a fundraising breakfast for Elaine Marshall on Oct. 5 on Capitol Hill. Ticket costs range from $500 for a guest to as much as $2,500 for a political action committee.

Tony and Heather need to keep their $32 million franchise going. K Street lives. D.C.'s dirty waters still run.

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