Democrats Break Campaign Promises

May 12, 2007 at 1:51 pm (abercrombie, al sharpton, biden, blanco, chirac, clinton, colmes, conyers, democrap, democrat, dodd, edwards, feingold, Feinstein, franks, green, hillary, jefferson, jesse jackson, kennedy, kucinich, labor union, lampson, leahy, levin, liberal, matsui, McDermott, murtha, nagin, obama, pelosi, politics, rangel, reid, sanchez, sanders, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, ted strickland, Uncategorized, waters, waxman, webb, woolsey)

House Democrats are suddenly balking at the tough lobbying reforms they touted to voters last fall as a reason for putting them in charge of Congress.

Now that they are running things, many Democrats want to keep the big campaign donations and lavish parties that lobbyists put together for them. They’re also having second thoughts about having to wait an extra year before they can become high-paid lobbyists themselves should they retire or be defeated at the polls.

The growing resistance to several proposed reforms now threatens passage of a bill that once seemed on track to fulfill Democrats’ campaign promise of cleaner fundraising and lobbying practices.

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