"Tax Lobby Builds Ties to Chairman of Finance Panel" - Eric Lipton - New York Times

"Tax Lobby Builds Ties to Chairman of Finance Panel" - Eric Lipton - New York Times

by: Eric Lipton | publication date: April 6, 2013 | Publication: The New York Times |

"'It allows us to scare off opponents,' Mr. Wilkins told the group, which included former Baucus aides turned lobbyists, at a Capitol Hill townhouse owned by Federal Express. 'It is the basis of everything we do. So thank you for your support and everything you have done for Senator Baucus.'" A New York Times reporter in attendance was asked to leave the private event. . . . "

New York Times reporter Eric Lipton slips into a private townhouse event as part of his reporting for a story on the Washington tax lobby. He is not questioned at the door but when asked to identify himself, he does, and is asked to leave.v

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