Vicki Iseman: The Local Government Connection
The New York Times wrote a story about John McCain's relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman. You may have heard about it. What interested me, though, ...
The New York Times wrote a story about John McCain's relationship with lobbyist Vicki Iseman. You may have heard about it.
What interested me, though, was this description of Iseman's firm, Alcalde & Fay, in the Washington Post's story on the subject:
Its client list is heavy with municipalities and local government entities, which suggests that its major emphasis is on the controversial business of winning narrowly targeted, or "earmarked," appropriations.
What local governments entities in particular? The list ranges from Okaloosa County, FL and the city of Hobbs, NM (population: 29,292) to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District in California and Hawkeye Community College in Iowa -- plus dozens more.
Everyone, it seems, has a federal lobbyist these days.
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