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Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:11 PM

Hillary Clinton's Newest Consultant Was A Major Keystone Lobbyist

The newest hire for Hillary Clintonís presidential campaign is a longtime strategist who played a key role in her 2008 primary defeat while working for then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Heís also a Washington lobbyist who lobbied the State Department -- led, at the time, by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- on behalf of the company seeking to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Clinton's new consultant, Jeff Berman, has followed, in many respects, a well-worn path for those in Washington D.C. He spent a large chunk of his career in the public sector before a stint on K Street, and now he's back again. When Clinton hired Berman for his current role, it was seen as something of a coup, because he's known as a master of the mechanics of the primary process. Buzzfeed, which broke the news of Berman's hiring on Wednesday, described him as ďa bit of a living legend in the small world that can speak fluently" about the strategic minutiae involved in winning an election...
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7663356

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4139 Jun 2015 OP
mmonk Jun 2015 #1
MBS Jun 2015 #2
Hoyt Jun 2015 #3
CanadaexPat Jun 2015 #5
jwirr Jun 2015 #4
azmom Jun 2015 #6
leftofcool Jun 2015 #7
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Response to 4139 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:12 PM

1. No surprise.

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Response to 4139 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:12 PM

2. Depressing. n/t

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Response to 4139 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:14 PM

3. He obviously was not an effective lobbyist.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:18 PM

5. Or effective in managing the mechanics of primaries....

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Response to 4139 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:15 PM

4. Doesn't sound like a good strategy.

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Response to 4139 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2015, 01:31 PM

7. Good for her. A smart man!

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