Monday, July 26, 2010

Lobbyist kicks in $1,360 for Nodler

Washington lobbyist Gregg Hartley, vice president and chief operating officer of the powerful Cassidy & Associates law firm chipped in $1,360 to the Seventh District Congressional campaign of Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, according to a 48-hour report filed today with the FEC.

Though it was a 48 hour report, the online document indicates the contribution was made 10 days ago.

As I noted in the Nov. 17, 2009, Turner Report, Hartley was the first well-known political figure to endorse Nodler's candidacy, using these words:

"I endorse Gary Nodler and will actively work with folks in SW Missouri to ensure his election; I urge others to join this important campaign," Hartley wrote on his Twitter page. "I believe the best candidate in primary has the experience as a former congressional aide, business advocate & current legislative leader," he wrote.
Hartley, a former assistant to Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt, is well known as the man who brought convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff into his lobbying firm, though Hartley was never touched by any of the scandals surrounding Abramoff.

FEC records indicate Hartley contributed $1,384 to Nodler in December.

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