Earmark Foes Work as Lobbyists to Secure Earmarks:


The American Conservative Union, which recently called for an end to “pork barrel spending” and proposed a total ban on pork, has five board members who are lobbyists making a living off congressional pork, according to Salon magazine. The ACU board lobbyists pulled in millions in earmarks for their clients over the last few years. David Keene, a lobbyist for Survival, Inc., defends the practice of earmarking while Cleta Mitchell dodges the issue saying, “I don’t have an earmark business.”