Gannett: Andrew Blunt's lobbying work faces scrutiny as he manages father's re-election bid


“The whole situation is troublesome,” said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center. “Anytime that you have an immediate family member who is a lobbyist involved in issues and with clients that have (agendas) at both the state and federal level, unless there is some Chinese wall that’s been built … it all meshes together.”

She also said that even if the two Blunts never discuss state policy issues, they may not have to for Andy Blunt to benefit from his father’s position.

“Everyone who deals with Blunt the son knows exactly who his father is, knows exactly if push comes to shove that is going to be helpful just in terms of the name,” she said. “They are going to assume, whether it’s true or not, that he has special access to the senator and that he would be able to have extra influence with the senator.”

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