Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, July 19, 2019

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democratic presidential candidates have sworn off contributions from Washington lobbyists as a way to insulate themselves from those who might try to shape their agendas if elected. But they're hardly walling themselves off from K Street.

People who oversee teams of lobbyists or work on corporate advocacy campaigns often don't meet that definition and have been donating heavily to the frontrunners. Others have found it's easy to stay below the 20 percent threshold since they can quickly text or email the lawmakers they hope to influence. The slippery definition of lobbying means that barring lobbyists from contributing isn't an especially effective way for campaigns to keep K Street at bay.

The Biden, Warren, Harris and Buttigieg campaigns didn't directly answer questions about why they won't take money from registered lobbyists but will accept it from those who work in other sectors of the influence business.

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Reading this really bothered me, not because big money is trying to buy influence but it seems like candidates that are accepting donations from K Street management (but not their lobbyists directly) are secretly taking money that they swore they wouldn't touch.

#1 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2019-07-19 05:30 PM | Reply

Please. nobody should photoshop Joe Biden going down on K Street lobbyists.

Don't. Bruce is a little sensitive right now, and it's inappropriate. duckduckgo.com

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-19 05:55 PM | Reply

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