Al Wynn Should Step Down Now

Rep. Al Wynn has already accepted a job with Dickstein Shapiro, a very high-powered, DC lobbying firm. These are just a handful of their many clients:

  • AT&T
  • Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc.
  • Credit Suisse First Boston LLC
  • Duke Energy
  • Electric Power Supply Association
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Lorillard Tobacco Company
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.
  • Wachovia Bank, N.A.

If the House votes on telecom immunity, energy or global warming policy, a final version of the farm bill, or a bailout of our nation's utterly irresponsible financial services sector, between now and June when Wynn has said he'll step down, on whose behalf will he be voting?

Join CREW in asking him to step down now, because, at the very least, he hasn't even started his job and he's already out of compliance with the House ethics rules.

Tags: Albert Wynn, Bear Stearns, Dickstein Shapiro, lobbyist (all tags)



Re: Al Wynn Should Step Down Now

The sooner he's gone, the sooner Donna Edwards gets into Congress.  Governor O'Malley is talking about skipping the primary and just having a special election to the seat already.

Typically, when someone retires from Congress, there are primaries for the special election to determine the candidates...Foster and Oberweis had to win hard-fought primaries to compete in the special election in Illinois.  What makes the Maryland case unique is that the retirement is prompted by the incumbent losing his primary, so Edwards is virtually assured of winning any special election primary, they might as well just have the special election already.

by Skaje 2008-04-03 03:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Al Wynn Should Step Down Now

Yes, the argument is that since they've just finished having a primary, there's no point in holding another one before the special election. It will require the Maryland legislature to pass a special bill for it, though.

by KCinDC 2008-04-03 08:44AM | 0 recs
Re: Al Wynn Should Step Down Now

Donna Edwards is the next wave of progressives in Congress...Thanks for the link

by nogo war 2008-04-03 03:32AM | 0 recs


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