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WASHINGTON — In the rarefied world of political consultants who straddle the line between campaign adviser and corporate strategist, Anita Dunn has few peers.
As a confidante of President Obama and a senior campaign adviser, Ms. Dunn has helped prepare him for the debates this month, plotted campaign strategy and acted as a surrogate of sorts in attacking Mitt Romney for a “backward-looking attitude” on issues like women’s rights and health care.
She and her colleagues at SKDKnickerbocker, a communications firm, have built a growing list of blue-chip companies — food manufacturers, a military contractor, the New York Stock Exchange and the Canadian company developing the Keystone XL pipeline — willing to pay handsomely for help in winning over federal regulators or landing government contracts. Some clients and lobbyists who have teamed up with SKDK say they benefit from the firm’s ability to provide information about the Obama administration’s views. ......
Strategizing for the President, and Corporate Clients, Too
The article continues with some background on Anita Dunn
Erik Smith, a senior media adviser for the Obama campaign, is the founder of a communications and issue advocacy firm whose current and former clients include Citigroup, Ford, Delta Air Lines and Genentech.
Jim Margolis, another senior campaign adviser on media strategies, has an outside consulting firm that promotes his work “at the intersection of politics, advertising and advocacy.”
And Broderick Johnson, a senior Obama aide, is a former lobbyist who has a consulting shop promising “a wealth of public and private relationships” that corporate clients can use “to secure useful intelligence.” He is taking a leave from the consulting shop while he is with the campaign.
Top Obama aides were stunned by disclosures that the ex-aide and current campaign adviser is so active with firms lobbying the administration. James Warren reports.
White House and campaign officials privately are voicing chagrin and surprise over the extent of presidential confidante Anita Dunn’s extensive consulting work for firms lobbying the administration on policies and regulations at the very time she is a key reelection adviser.
“It smells,” said one Obama campaign official. He asked for anonymity, as did at least three other White House and campaign aides, as well as one close personal friend of the president who responded to disclosures by The New York Times.
Obama Aides ‘Pissed Off’ About Anita Dunn
Originally posted by xuenchen
reply to post by XPLodER
I was hoping you could tell me.
I will search for some Romney advisers that are in the same room.
Do you have any names ?
It's time for facts, not conjectures.