LOBBYING AND THE SUPER COMMITTEE. Roll Call. “Two of the biggest spenders on lobbying, the health care and defense industries, might end up working against each other in a furious four-month campaign focused on the deficit reduction committee-to-be.”
K ST. FOR COS. Roll Call. “Van Heuvelen Strategies has nabbed Stephen Ward, who just decamped from Capitol Hill as chief of staff to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.).”
SUPER PACS IN 2011. CNN. “Twenty-six million dollars was raised by Super PACs in the first half of 2011, 83 percent of which came from five groups, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.”
LATEST IN SEIU/CHAMBER STORY. The Hill. “The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Change to Win, a union coalition, have hired The Raben Group to look into allegations that security contractors seeking work from a law firm representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce planned to discredit the business group’s liberal critics.”
SARAH: THE MOVIE. Politico reports on box office returns here.
POTUS BIRTHDAY FUNDRAISING. The Post.
GOOGLE PAC POSTS INCREASE. Politico. “Google is ramping up its campaign machine ahead of the 2012 election, raking in $570,000 for its political action committee in the first six months of the year — the most it has raised in a single cycle since its PAC opened shop.”
CREW STUDY. Here.
NEW PRO-PERRY GROUPS. Story here. “The Jobs for Vets Fund and Veterans for Rick Perry were founded by lobbyist Dan Shelley, an Air Force veteran and former Houston lawmaker who was legislative director to Perry and to then-Gov. George W. Bush before him.”
$500 EMAIL. Story here. “A top adviser to Gov. Pat Quinn was fined $500 Monday for violating the state ethics act when he sent an email related to the governor’s political campaign from a state cellphone.”
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