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Another PMA Connection

Over at the Hill, Eric Zimmermann ties Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D, N.Y.) to the PMA lobbying group, in the context of her possiblle run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D, N.Y.) next year.

PMA could well become the next big scandal in Congress — the new Jack Abramoff. The firm’s apparent symbiotic relationship with several key Democratic lawmakers has already sparked a federal investigation. It has brought repeated calls by Rep. Jeff Flake (R, Ariz.) for an ethics investigation.

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