After multiple people central to Qatar’s efforts to win influence in the United States severed ties with the Persian Gulf country this week, influential U.S. lobbyists with connections to Doha have not said whether they plan to follow suit.
Former Democratic congressman Steven Horsford slammed the pharmaceutical lobby on Monday for “raking in record profits,” without mentioning he took over $70,000 in campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry while he was in office.
Antonio Delgado, one of the leading Democratic candidates running in New York’s 19th congressional district, said that he will not be an ally to big corporations and special interests, but his campaign has received tens of thousands of dollars from the top lobbying firm in the United States.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) has accepted more than $120,000 in bundled lobbyist contributions this election cycle despite wanting to amend the Constitution to limit the influence of special interests, filings show.
Conor Lamb, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, has made lambasting the corruptive influence lobbyists have on lawmakers a central tenet of his campaign, but it hasn’t stopped him from attending lobbyist-hosted fundraisers.
Apple Inc. spent more on its lobbying efforts during President Donald Trump’s first year in office than it had in any year previously, according to disclosures.
A Pennsylvania Democrat running for Congress failed to note while he criticized the involvement of corporate lobbyists in crafting the Republican tax reform bill that his father is a top lobbyist for PNC Financial Services Group, which lobbied both the House and Senate on tax reform.
High-powered Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta and the Podesta Group are subjects of a criminal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to a new report.