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Abramoff Scandal
Jodi Rave: Burns to celebrate birthday with lobbyists


"Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., will celebrate his 71st birthday next week in Washington, D.C., within the walls of Cassidy & Associates - one of the most powerful lobbying firms in the nation's capital.

Burns' Jan. 25 birthday will provide the stage for a campaign fundraiser where costs to attend or host range from $500 to $2,000.

�Cassidy & Associates is a well-respected firm and we are appreciative of their allowing the campaign to use their conference room for this event,� said Mark Baker, Burns' campaign chairman, in a statement released Wednesday. �This fundraiser is no different than others the campaign has had in D.C.�

Tom Bunnell, the senator's campaign manager, would not offer further comment to explain why Burns has agreed to step inside Washington's lobbying circle, a ring that has brought the three-term senator under national scrutiny for his association with felon and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff."

Get the Story:
Burns to hold birthday bash at lobbying firm (The Missoulian 1/19)

Relevant Links:
Sen. Conrad Burns - http://burns.senate.gov
Montana Republican Party - http://www.mtgop.org
Montana Democratic Party - http://www.montanademocrats.org

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