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New Pa. lobbyists have Corbett campaign links

November 14, 2013
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has hired new lobbyists in Washington, D.C., including a firm whose partnership includes Pennsylvania's former governor, Tom Ridge.

The lobbyists' registration filings with Congress report an October start date.

Ridge Policy Group and Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney each have connections to the Corbett campaign. But administration spokesman Jay Pagni says the firms were selected because of their expertise in Pennsylvania issues, not because of political connections or support.

Ridge made a campaign appearance on Corbett's behalf earlier this week in Hershey and says he expects to help Corbett on the campaign trail in the coming year.

Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney's chairman, John Barbour, is a co-chairman of Corbett's campaign and introduced the governor at his campaign kickoff event last week in Pittsburgh.



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