Old Habits

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Hey, I know Washington is a small town and all but certainly a Representative under fire for his ties to Jack Abramoff can steer clear of a fundraiser hosted by one of the convicted lobbyists former protegees. Todd Boulanger, formerly an associate of Abramoff, is hosting a $500/plate fundraiser for Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL), who was on the Scottish golfing trip with Abramoff.


The story, via
TPMmuckraker shows Boulanger is no stranger to rewarding legislators who did his bidding with fat campaign checks:


Boulanger's go-getting spirit was on full display in an email TPMmuckraker obtained last year, where he urged others in the office to pony up for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who was a fast friend to the firm's clients (he'd "never said 'no'"). In it, Boulanger allowed that Abramoff's team had already delivered thousands in contributions for Cochran, but that wasn't "good enough for the member who keeps the lights turned on here at Greenberg."

Ah, tradition.