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By Mark Kukis

“UP AND AWAY. David Thomas is now a principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, signing with the growing lobbying firm after stepping down as chief of staff for Re. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.”

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Journal Congress- A Prescription for More Rancor

National

By Marilyn Werber Serafini

“Dean Rosen, a former health care aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and now head of the health care practice at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, said it would be a mistake to “overreact and do something that moves away from a consumer-driven, market-oriented program toward something mover government-controlled.”

“We shouldn’t abandon our principles for political expediency,” Rosen said. “An election year is not necessarily and ideal environment in which to make significant policy changes to a program that is less than a year old.”

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OUTLOOK – People

Congress Daily

By Mark Kukis

“CHIEF DEPARTURE. Kelly Bingel, chief of staff for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is joining the upstart lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti … “Sen. Lincoln has been my mentor,” said Bingel, who holds a law degree from Georgetown and a bachelor’s in journalism from Louisiana State University. “There was never going to be a good time to leave.”

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Senior Kerry Campaign Aide Joins Mehlman, Vogel at New Firm

Roll Call

By Paul Kane

“The top liaison to Capitol Hill during the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has signed on as a partner with an up-and-coming lobbying firm run by a pair of GOP strategist who have deep connections to the White House and Senate Republican leadership.

Castagnetti’s “stellar reputation for integrity and effectiveness, combined with the incredible depth of his relationships in Congress, will expand our ability to help our clients win in Washington.” Mehlman said today in a statement.”

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