Too bad There Is No Lobbyists’ Hall Of Fame
As a corporate lobbyist, I often found myself at legislative conferences with state and federal lawmakers. In the mid-1990s, I was at a table of female Republican elected officials. . The lively table conversation eventually turned to abortion, a subject on which they agreed — they all wanted to see the Republican platform “updated” to eliminate its anti-abortion position.
A few years later, two of those women ran for high-level offices. To my surprise, both not only ran on the standard anti-abortion platform, both made speeches supporting anti-choice legislation. I assumed they needed to adhere to the GOP platform to get campaign funding from the Republican National Committee (RNC). …