When it comes to health care, will the new Congress, unlike the previous conservative Congress, side with the public interest over the special interest?
The pharmaceutical giants are worried the answer is yes.
So they're hooking up with Democratic lobbyists in hopes of keeping Congress in their corner. Bloomberg has the story:
Pharmaceutical companies ... are among the companies scrambling to hire lobbyists with Democratic ties as they prepare for congressional investigative hearings next week.
Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drugmaker, has hired the Glover Park Group, whose partners include Joe Lockhart, a former spokesman for President Bill Clinton, and Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Roche Holding AG picked as its lobbyist William Clyburn, cousin of the House's third-ranking Democrat, Jim Clyburn of South Carolina.
The increased hiring coincides with the Democratic congressional sweep that has sent shudders through corporate boardrooms.
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