K Street Democrats warn clients on donations to GOP

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    Mar 02, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    My guess is that this will come back to bite them when Republicans re-take both houses as Intrade is suggesting. May they get back what they so richly deserve.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73479.html

    Democrats on K Street are warning their corporate clients: Give to Republican challengers in the 2012 election, and you’ll regret it come tax reform time.

    Lobbyists are getting that message from allies of powerful Democrats such as Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who is closely watching support for Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Republican challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.). Baucus supporters fear that if Rehberg ousts Tester, Baucus could be next to face a serious Republican challenge in the state.

    One K-Streeter close to the Baucus operation said the senator considers a gift to Rehberg a contribution against him. Another Democratic lobbyist told a client to take his name off a Rehberg fundraising event because it would be hurtful to his company, according to sources.

    The case K-Streeters are making to their clients: It will be a hard sell next year to get Baucus’s support on business-friendly tax perks set to expire or the Bush-era tax cuts that must get through his committee.

    The game of hardball is a bold example of a powerful chairman willing to leverage his power to protect his party’s majority, his home-state colleague and potentially his own seat.
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    Mar 02, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidMy guess is that this will come back to bite them when Republicans re-take both houses as Intrade is suggesting. May they get back what they so richly deserve.

    It will actually bite them even sooner, and help reinforce the likelihood of them losing both houses. All these things will show up on very biting political ads this fall. The good thing in the long run is if they lose all, the moderates will take control of the party back from the far left ideologues, and the party will become strong again, providing an alternative for fiscal conservatives/social moderates.
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    Mar 02, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    Ummm .... Google the K Street Project and Tom Delay and see what ya come up with .......

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