30 January 2016

Trump is 'Lobbyists Dream-Come-True'

By Timothy P Carney

'He's got the right personality,' Bob Dole said of billionaire Donald Trump

'and he's kind of a deal-maker.'

Dole was the Republicans' Senate leader in the 1990s, and was the party's presidential candidate in 1996. Dole today is a corporate lobbyist. Dole's view — that Trump is fine, but conservative Sen. Ted Cruz is unacceptable — is the standard view in the Republican parts of K Street.

Lobbyists prefer Trump to Cruz for many reasons, but the core of the issue is this: Trump will preserve the lobbyists' incomes and power, while Ted Cruz might crimp K Street's style...

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