$40 billion for security sought by D.C. lobbyists

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/29/politics/29HOME.html Former aides of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, along with a score of other Washington firms, are lobbying to get a piece of the department's $40 billion budget, the New York Times reports. Ridge's spokesman that he was giving no special attention to products that were being promoted by lobbyists who had worked for him, and there is no evidence that he is. PoliticalMoneyLine.com, a campaign finance research group, found a large increase . . .

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