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K Street Files Archive

K Street Files: Fahrenkopf Leaving AGA

Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, announced Monday that he is stepping down June 30.

K Street Files: MPAA Casts Strahan

Former Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, has given Diane Strahan the role of chief operating officer, the group announced Friday.

K Street Files: Airline Group Lands New Staffer, Lawsuit; Former Senators Lobbying

The lobby group for the U.S. airline industry has added a former Federal Aviation Administration policy wonk: Dan Elwell is deplaning at Airlines for America as senior vice president of safety, security and operations. He will report to A4A’s chief, Nicholas Calio.

K Street Files: Clark Lytle, Thorn Run Add New Partners

The all-Republican lobby shop Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, which has grown dramatically in recent years, is adding a new partner to kick off the new year. Mike Nielsen, who spent 16 years working on banking and financial services issues as a Senate aide, is joining from the Bennett Group, the firm of former Sen. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah.

K Street Files: Ference Heads to Lobby Shop

Mike Ference, director for strategic development and senior policy adviser to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is leaving the Virginia Republican’s office to join Shockey Scofield Solutions.

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K Street Files: Progressives Come, Single Out 'Naughty' Lawmakers

John Pilecki, a retired teacher, boarded a bus in his hometown of Pittsburgh just before 5:30 Tuesday morning. He was headed for a rally at the Capitol — his first, he said, since the early 1970s, when he protested the Vietnam war.

K Street Files: Dittus, Boyd Together Again; Invites out for Inaugural Fetes

Washington is filled with holiday-themed clichés this time of year, but the folks over at Story Partners opted for one from the music industry instead to announce the addition of new Senior Vice President Trudi Boyd.

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K Street Files: Skeptics Query Timing of Job Negotiation Disclosures

The news that Rep. Jo Ann Emerson was taking a lobbying gig early next year broke the morning of Dec. 3. A few hours later, a one-page disclosure that the Missouri Republican was in job talks filed with the House Ethics Committee became public in the basement of the Cannon House Office Building.

K Street Files: FreedomWorks Looking to Connect With Minorities

FreedomWorks is launching what it has dubbed the “Black, White & Brown Tour” in an unabashed effort to build support among blacks and Hispanics in preparation for the 2014 congressional elections.

K Street Files: Union Members Head to the Hill; New Firm to Help Clients Find Lobbyists

The Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO and other labor groups dispatched more than 100 members and organizers to Capitol Hill Wednesday as part of a national lobby day.

On a Mission: Lobbying Power to the People

Call it the K Street purge.

K Street Files: The British Are Coming to Venn

VennSquared Communications and its affiliated Venn Strategies are partnering with the London-based firm Luther Pendragon.

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Chamber: Bypass Fiscal Cliff, Add Energy to Discussion

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce may have backed losing candidates in the just-concluded election, but the 100-year-old big-business lobby has no plans to retreat when it comes to playing politics.

K Street Files: Williams Mullen Adds LaRocco

Matthew LaRocco, most recently with Arnold & Porter and the son of former Rep. Larry LaRocco (D-Idaho), has joined Williams Mullen as a director of government affairs.

K Street Files: Gephardt Group Hires GOP Aide

Gephardt Government Affairs, the lobby shop of former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.), has added Rob Epplin as a vice president. Epplin was legislative director for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and spent 23 years in government service, including on the Senate Finance Committee and with the Office of Management and Budget.

K Street Files: Sen. Ron Johnson Aide Goes to Lobby Shop

Alan Elias, a policy adviser to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and a former aide to then-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), has signed with the lobby firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock as a vice president.

K Street Files: Red Cross Names New Chief Lobbyist

Cherae Bishop will become senior vice president for government relations at the American Red Cross on Oct. 15, the group announced today.

K Street Files: Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Puts Stamp on Campaign Finance

Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen wants to clean up government, but he has fielded a lot of questions lately over whether he might be breaking the law in the process.

K Street Files: Nickles Group Adds Chief of Staff; McConnell Aide Leaving

The Nickles Group today announced that Don Kent, chief of staff to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is joining the group as vice president on Oct. 1.

K Street Files: John Buscher Joins Forbes-Tate

John Buscher, most recently a senior policy adviser at Holland & Knight, has signed on with the lobby shop Forbes-Tate.

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