K Street Files: Lobbyists for McCain
By Kate Ackley
A group of young K Streeters for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will spend Super Tuesday helping their candidate fill his presidential coffers. McCain himself won’t make it to the $100-per-person event – he plans to be in Arizona – but organizers say they are working on getting McCain to call in or videoconference in to the party.
“As momentum has grown, more people are coming on board,” said Kirk Blalock, a lobbyist with Fierce Isakowitz & Blalock, who is an organizer of the Young Professionals 4 McCain Committee.
Lobbyists on the 50-person host committee include Blalock’s colleague Kirsten Chadwick; Clark Lytle & Geduldig’s Sam Geduldig; Todd Weiss of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal; and Juleanna Glover of the Ashcroft Group.
Among the newcomers is lobbyist Andrew Shore, a partner with Black Swan.
“After supporting Rudy Giuliani, with him out of the race, John McCain is the best candidate to keep the White House in Republican hands, and I believe that Tuesday will be a victory party,” he said.
Source: Roll Call, Volume 53, No. 88, February 4, 2008