Legislators pack Podesta fundraiser
The invitation was sent out by Mrs. Podesta to raise money for the DCCC.
Mrs. Podesta is a well-known lobbyist in Washington, and her client list includes powerful special interests with a big financial stake on issues pending in Congress.
HealthSouth, for example, stands to lose out on possible Medicare cutbacks, while Boeing stands to gain billions of dollars in work in connection with an Air Force tanker contract on which Mrs. Podesta has lobbied, according to records.
The food service company Aramark hired her firm to monitor federal nutrition policies involving the national school lunch program.
Since Mr. Obama’s election, Mrs. Podesta has picked up several new clients, too, including American Airlines, the Newspaper Association of America, the Swiss Reinsurance Company and Friends of Cancer Research.