Money and Influence Meet in Republican Politics

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With Republican convention planners looking over their shoulders in case Hurricane Isaac requires a change in the schedule, the "parallel convention" goes on, with elected officials and Republican celebrities making the party scene for speeches to delegates who can schmooze with lobbyists on the dance floor. Ten corporations, including Microsoft, CITI, Walmart and America's Natural Gas sponsored an event last night.


Liz Bartolomeo - Sunlight Foundation - @lizbart, Scott Talbott - Financial Services Roundtable - @scottfsround, Nicholas Confessore - New York Times - @nickconfessore

Warren Olney

Christian Bordal, Evan George, Caitlin Shamberg, Anna Scott, Frances Anderton