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Brian Ballard sets up lobbying shop in Washington



Brian Ballard is taking his lobbying business to Washington.

“There is great enthusiasm for President Trump’s new administration in Washington," Ballard said in a news release. "We are thrilled to be part of this excitement with the opening of our new Ballard Partners office in our nation’s capital."

Ballard was a Trump fundraiser and has been his lobbyist in Florida.

Ballard Partners will include Otto Reich, former ambassador to Venezuela and an official under President George W. Bush. Susie Wiles, like Ballard part of Trump's campaign team, is also joining, as is Dan McFaul, former chief of staff to Rep. Jeff Miller.

Leading the Washington, D.C. office will be current team member Sylvester “Syl” Lukis.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:20am]


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