Records Show Career Lobbyist and Now Democrat Candidate Heavily Involved In Health Care Industry Lobbying
PHOENIX – Today the Arizona Republican Party Chairman, Robert Graham, asked more questions of lobbyist Fred DuVal about his lobbying activities and whose behalf he lobbied government officials. Graham, in his latest letter to the Democrat nominee for governor, argues that voters have a right to know what DuVal did as a lobbyist and which corporations and industries he was paid to represent.
Drug companies lobby government officials because public programs like Medicare pay for a major portion of drug company revenue, causing drug company lobbyists to pressure officials to increase spending on those programs and drive up profits – at taxpayer expense. (New York Times, 10-14-2008)
“This is why disclosure of your client list is so important, Fred. There’s no way Arizonans can accurately judge your work without knowing who you worked for and what you were advocating for,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “You may try to shrug this off, but it’s a serious issue and your unwillingness to come clean with Arizona voters will carry a heavy price before November 4th rolls around.”