The idea is that Aronnax and the local lobbyists will pitch clients together and then work at both the federal and state levels.
So far it is linking with state-focused lobbyists in Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.
Drew Setter, principal at the Setter Group in Albuquerque, said in a statement that his shop and Aronnax have recently secured one new client together and expect two other signed contracts shortly. "We recently worked with APS to meet with several New Mexico Pueblos to discuss the joint government affairs strategy," he said.
Aronnax's Fred Starzyk added, "As federal representatives, the APS team has long recognized the importance of state-based advocacy as part of a client's overall government affairs strategy."
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.