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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

DFLers Feed on the Lobbyists


Party caucuses didn't have any problem meeting another deadline - raising money before the legislative session started.

The House DFL caucus held a "preseason event" last Thursday, charging lobbyists $500 and political action committees $1,000 for the privilege. At the same time, Senate Republicans were holding a $250-per-person event headlined by Pawlenty.

State law prohibits caucuses and candidates from taking contributions from lobbyists and political action committees when the Legislature is in session.

The lobbyists will feed on the taxpayers.