Time: Lobbyists Celebrate Democratic Party's New Embrace at Convention


Campaign finance reformers have watched the change happen with dismay. “The stricter rules regarding lobbyists that the Obama administration and Democratic Party first put in place have been eroded and there has been a lack of effort to enact new rules, so this is not surprising,” said Lawrence Noble, general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. “In fact, the conventions have become a stocked pond of local, state and federal officials for lobbyists to fish in.”

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