Paul Ryan prepares to become Speaker of the House by bringing lobbyist in as chief

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They haven’t learned. Thing is they don’t want to learn. The power is too addictive.

It is disappointing if not surprising. As we’ve said, this is a long slog.

(From Breitbart)

Hoppe, a former chief of staff to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and to other top Republicans like former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and former Rep. Jack Kemp, has been an influential D.C. insider for years. He’s also been a high-power lobbyist through his own firm Hoppe Strategies for companies like Ford Motor Company, Delta Airlines, and electronics firm MarkLogic. He worked as a lobbyist for Quinn, Gillespie and Associates, a top D.C. insider lobbying firm before that—a firm that represents several special interests like the pro-Obamacare AARP, Berkshire Hathaway, Microsoft, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce, Qualcomm and many others in behind-closed-doors negotiations on major legislation on Capitol Hill.

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