Washington Redskins Improve Defense With K Street Lobbying

A National Football League team has beefed up its defense against a growing line of aggressive opponents who want the team to change what they feel is its offensive name.  

Daniel Snyder's Washington Redskins  team has contracted with the K Street lobbying, public affairs and government services firm McGuireWoods Consulting. McGuireWoods filed their lobbying registration  on Friday, with an effective date of May 29th.  

McGuireWoods will lobby on  "Discussions of team origins, history and traditions, Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and youth sports, activities of Original Americans' Foundation."  

The lobbyists include Frank Donatelli , former Rep. L.F. Payne , D-Va., Russ Sullivan  (former staff director of the Senate Finance Committee), and Ron Platt .