“It’s time to restore America,” says congressional candidate Ben Quayle, but what part of America does Quayle want to restore? If his campaign donors are any indication, Ben Quayle wants to restore American lobbyists to the height of power over the U.S. government. Among these donors are:
– Jane Abraham, wife of the CEO of the Abraham Group, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm.
– Ken Adelman, who lists himself as an “analyst” for the lobbying firm DCI Group, which serves clients such as the Exxon Mobil, the US Telecommunications Association, and American Task Force Argentina.
– Robert Akin, a lobbyist for Pinnacle West Capital
– Denise Balzano, who works for the lobbying firm Balzano Associaties, which represents Raytheon, a military contractor
– Charles Black, who works as a lobbyist for the Prime Policy Group, which lobbies for AT&T, General Dynamics, and the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
– Judy Black, who works as a lobbyist for Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, representing the interests of companies including Charter Communications, Comcast Corporation, Genworth Financial, Global Crossing, Johnson & Johnson, the Mobile Medical International Corp, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, and Timet-Titanium Metals Corporation
– James Bodner, who lobbies through the Cohen Group for AEA Technology, as well as William Cohen of the same lobbying firm
– Michael Dean, a lobbyist who works for the National Cable & Telecommunications
– Daniel Fisher, who works for the lobbying firm Akin Gump
– Bill Graves, a lobbyist for the American Trucking Association
– C. Boyden Gray, a lobbyist with Gray & Schmitz who represents Constellation Energy
– J. Steven Hart, a lobbyist with Williams and Jensen who has clients including the American Chemistry Council, the American Council of Life Insurers, Bloomberg LP, Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Company, the Managed Funds Association, Pension Financial Services, Pfizer Inc, R & J Properties, Sunoco, US Enrichment Corporation, the US Israel Science & Technology Foundation, the Vanguard Group, and Visa
– Debra Hardy Havens, a lobbyist with Capitol Associates
– William Lamond, an executive with the lobbying firm Ogilvy Government Relations
– Alison McSlarrow, a lobbyist who represented Fannie Mae, and Hartford Insurance in the years before the financial meltdown.
– Kyle McSlarrow, a lobbyist with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association
– Daniel Murphy, a lobbyist working for BGR Holding, representing Broward Health, Clarian Health Partners, the Housing Finance Alliance, the Kurdistan Regional Government, Lanmark Technology, and the Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
– Don Nickles, a lobbyist for the Nickles Group, with clients including
– Clifford Riccio, a lobbyist with the National Cable & Telecommunications Association
– David Rivkin, a lobbyist who has worked for Baker & Hostetler on behalf of Federated Investors Incorporated
– Warren Rudman, a lobbyist with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, representing the International Telecoms Satellite Organization
– Constance Tipton, a lobbyist with the International Dairy Foods Association
– John Vardaman, who works for the lobbying firm Williams and Connolly
Not a single one of these lobbyists lives anywhere close to the congressional district in Arizona that Ben Quayle seeks to represent. All of this information is publicly available from the Center for Responsive Politics and the Federal Election Commission.