Do I Really Need a Lobbyist?
True or False?
- I am intimately familiar with the legislative process
- I enjoy close, professional relationships with elected and executive branch officials
- I am not worried that while away from the Capitol, my opponents are still working
- I know the lobbyist rules for disclosure, registration, and ethics
- I enjoy that "new kid in school" feeling when I walk the halls of the Capitol and recognize no one
- I am able to invest the time and intellectual capital to research the legislative history of my issue
- I know for a fact that the adage "it's not what you know it's who you know" no longer applies
- I can write a killer letter that I know lawmakers will read and understand
- I know the names of all legislators, where they are from, and how they got here
- I am happy to spend all day, every day, from January until May at the Capitol
- I know where the bathrooms are located in the Senate and House
- I know which legislators are loyal to which state university.
- I like giving my personal money to candidates to pursue their dreams
If you can answer TRUE to all of the above, you do not need a lobbyist...