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Who is paying for the Hookers and Blow?


ABC News correspondent Brian Ross has a revealing look at some of the partying that went on this week in the Twin Cities at the Republican National Convention, including one lobbyist-sponsored party that featured a band named “Hookers and Blow.” Ouch. To learn more about how lobbyists and corporations have turned the political nominating conventions into free-for-alls for influence peddling, check out this Public Citizen’s report. We’re not picking on the Republicans, either. The Democrats did just as much partying, if not more, on the lobbyist teat last week in Denver. Here’s an earlier ABC report from the DNC in Denver, including an interview with Public Citizen’s own congressional ethics expert Craig Holman.