Politico: Lobbyist clients gave heavily to Murkowski campaigns

Written by admin on January 18th, 2010

Politico reports on the close connection between the writing of legislation and campaign contributions, the subject of the feature documentary “The Best Government Money Can Buy?”.

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Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski has received more than $124,500 in donations from clients of an energy lobbyist involved with drafting a controversial environmental amendment.

Several months ago, Murkowski’s staff reached out to two lobbyists — Bracewell & Giuliani’s Jeffrey Holmstead and Sidley Austin’s Roger Martella Jr., — for technical assistance on how to craft the amendment, which would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Murkowski has come under fierce fire from liberals and environmentalists for letting lobbyists help her on the proposal.


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