Pork Fight:


From Business Week, a story of competition between lobbyists hired by cities, states, and counties wrangling with lawmakers over who takes credit for the pork they bring home:

Capitol Hill insiders love to tell the story about how Senator Robert C. Byrd once killed a multimillion-dollar federal building project for his home-state West Virginia University because the public school had hired a lobbyist to help wrangle the cash. Byrd’s message: As senator, it’s his job to win federal dollars for West Virginia.

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