Rep. John Campbell Defends Lobbyists


At least 13 freshmen Republicans have hired corporate lobbyists as chiefs of staff. The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen picked up on this trend as well and reported on it today. Asked about Eggen’s article on CSPAN this morning, Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) gave a spirited defense of using corporate lobbyists to provide “knowledge and experience” for new lawmakers. “I don’t share the disdain for lobbyists,” he said, adding, “you want someone with experience.”

(Source: ThinkProgress.org and C-Span)

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