The Rise of "Revolving-Door" Consultants

It happens every day: Lobbyists open the right doors, make the right arguments and push their clients' narrow interests to the front of the line. The results vary. A Native American chief gets a West Wing meeting to fight for tribal status. Forty-story condominium buildings that will transform the San Francisco skyline are approved. Congress earmarks $239 million for a new bridge over the Mississippi. Copper mining representatives meet White House staffers to discuss acquisition of national forest land. But the lobbyists fronting these causes all have one important advantage in common: They helped the public official they lobbied get elected.

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