Friday, September 17, 2004

K street

K street is the street on which most of the lobbyists have set up shop. The K street project is a Republican effort to ensure that they increase their support level among lobbyist by putting Republicans in place within lobbying organizations. Historically, mainstream members of the Republican party thought that this effort by fringe elements would lead to nothing. But it now seems to be working, effectively freezing out Democrats from top jobs in the lobbying industry.

This has the potential of impacting future developments in DC as lobbyist are generally the group that ends up doing the most in terms of getting financial support for elections. One of the question that remains is whether the initial assumption (more lobbyist leading in your direction will mean a better hold on power) is correct. Let's not forget that Kerry ended up getting more money than Bush during the primaries cycle.

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