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Posted by: McQ on Thursday, August 17, 2006

In probably the best "poll" available at the moment concerning the expected outcome of the '06 midterms, lobbying firms are preparing to shift their efforts toward the Democrats:
Washington lobbying firms, trade associations and corporate offices are moving to hire more well-connected Democrats in response to rising prospects that the opposition party will wrest control of at least one chamber of Congress from Republicans in the November elections.

In what lobbyists are calling a harbinger of possible upheaval on Capitol Hill, many who make a living influencing government have gone from mostly shunning Democrats to aggressively recruiting them as lobbyists over the past six months or so.
Simple preparedness or an educated guess (or both) as to where the power will lie in Congress after November?
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Hedging their bets. It’s a prudent thing to do.
Written By: BrianOfAtlanta
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Brian beat me to it. The Atlanta money is hedging. Any pro hedges when the race is expected to be close. Lobbyists are pros, lest we forget. No perception of influence, no earnings.

Written By: vnjagvet
Educated guess as far as New Mexico is concerned. Look for the House to flip from Heather Wilson (R) to Patricia Madrid (D) this year. We’re all pretty tired of her Bush-hugging.

The Senate is contested by the democratic incumbent (Bingaman) this year, and the republican incumbent (Domenici) in 2008, so assuming a re-elect on the one and an ousting of the other, New Mexico votes democrat starting in 2008.

Written By: Gil
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Gil - Bush’s Open Borders for his Fatcat Cronies has made Texas, California, Nevada, and New Mexico majority Hispanic.

Hope the money was worth it for the Bushies, because the days when a Republican could win in Nevada or New Mexico are just about demographically lost as California.


As for the Lobbyists, they pretty much know it is over for the Bush time to issue new tickets to the feeding trough, ease enraged well-glutted Boars like Hastert and Burns out of the way, and put in the swill the Democrats will gobble up.

Written By: C. Ford
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