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November 1, 2014

Lobbyist Pays Senator’s Spouse to Sell Capitol Hill Townhouse

Politics in Washington, D.C., is all about who you know and what connections you have. The cozy relationships can lead to a top lobbyist paying the husband of a senator tens of thousands of dollars to sell a Capitol Hill townhouse.

Lobbyist Tony Podesta, of the Podesta Group, is selling his $1.8 million townhouse that he has used for entertaining and lobbying those on Capitol Hill. He selected Frank Snellings, a realtor at Coldwell Banker, to sell the house. Snellings is the husband of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who sits on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.  The Podesta Group lobbies for clients, including Lockheed Martin, who is a major contractor with the Department of Homeland Security.

A Washington Examiner article highlighted the relationships and possible $50,000 fee for Snellings.

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