Hartley and AT&T’s PAC are both listed as draws to a fundraiser for Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., tomorrow. The company’s PAC is also hosting a dinner for Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., scheduled at the same time. A third event is for Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., in early May.
Since the merger announcement on March 20, AT&T has also snapped up five new lobbyists to work on the merger, including two lobbyists from Peck, Madigan, et al with ties to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be holding a hearing to review the merger on May 11. One is a Democratic lobbyist Jeffrey Peck, a former staff director for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the other is Sean Richardson, a former chief of staff to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who sits on the antitrust panel. The two lobbyists were among the hosts for a Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., fundraiser in January.
AT&T is the second highest donor to members of Congress between 1989 through 2010, at over $46 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, including nearly $4 million last election cycle, which comprises donations from the company’s PAC and individuals connected with the organization.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Our Mississippi Senator Wicker is siding with the Telecoms and Cable companies against the FCC's ruling that protects Net Neutrality for everyone.…Wonder why?