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Lobby for testing companies? Not me, Thasher says

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Met_09ThrasherElecti From the St. Augustine Record

"Two out-of-state companies that offer education testing paid a lobbying firm where state Sen. John Thrasher was a partner between $60,000 and $190,000 over a two-year period, state records indicate.

During the current legislative session, Thrasher, a St. Augustine Republican, sponsored Senate Bill 6, which, among other things, would have required school districts to develop or acquire end-of-course assessment tests. ...

Thrasher left the lobbying firm, Southern Strategy, in 2009 and has denied personally lobbying on behalf of the testing companies.

'I never had any connection to (the testing companies),' he said. 'I was bought out last May and don't even have any connection with them anymore.' "

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