Satcasters Hire High-Profile Lobbyists
June 5, 2007 at 2:47 PM (PT)
A federal disclosure form filed today shows that SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO and XM SATELLITE RADIO have hired high-profile public-affairs firm QUINN GILLESPIE & ASSOCIATES to lobby the federal government on their proposed merger, AP reports.
The firm was founded by JACK QUINN, who served as counsel to President BILL CLINTON from 1995-97, and ED GILLESPIE, a Republican Party strategist who served as REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE Chairman during the 2004 election cycle.
Several other former CAPITOL HILL and WHITE HOUSE officials are listed on the disclosure form.