14th and G Podcast

Lobbyists Hopeful For Clinton Thaw

Lobbyists are being welcomed back into the fold of the Democratic Party as the Obama era draws to a close. President Obama campaigned heavily against special interests in 2008 and put in place several new policies limiting their service in his administration. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) banned lobbyist contributions, and lobbyists began complaining of a stigma — a “scarlet L” — being attached unfairly to their industry.