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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:49 PM

Sean Duffy heads to K Street after resigning from Congress

Source: Politico

Sean Duffy, the former Republican congressman who has aggressively defended President Donald Trump, is heading to K Street after resigning from Congress in September.

Duffy will become a senior counsel at BGR Group, a Republican-leaning lobbying firm that’s also home to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. The firm’s lobbyists represent corporate clients such as Comcast and Pfizer, as well as the governments of Bahrain, Bangladesh, India and South Korea, according to disclosure filings.

Duffy, the former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s housing subcommittee, will head up BGR’s financial services practice. BGR lobbies for Credit Suisse and MassMutual, among other financial clients. He plans to register as a lobbyist, according to the firm.

The Wisconsin Republican became famous starring on the MTV reality series “The Real World” in 1997. He later became a district attorney in northern Wisconsin and was elected to Congress in 2010 as part of the Republican wave. He left office on Sept. 23, saying that he and his wife were expecting a child in October who “will need even more love, time and attention due to complications, including a heart condition.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/12/sean-duffy-k-street-069854

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:52 PM

1. Did he get fired from CNN?

They had him on as an analyst recently and he was painful to watch. I haven't seen him in a while so maybe they got rid of him.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:18 PM

4. Per MMFA, not yet, but his new gig will conflict with the CNN gig

https://www.mediamatters.org/cnn/cnns-sean-duffy-joins-leading-lobbying-firm-creating-untold-conflicts-interest-network

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This year so far, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the firm has had 142 lobbying clients. They include defense contractors such as Airbus and Huntington Ingalls Industries; energy companies such as Chevron and Southern Co.; pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer and Eli Lilly; and foreign governments such as Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, and Somalia. BGR’s financial services clients include Credit Suisse Securities, Franklin Resources, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, and the Mid-Sized Bank Coalition of America. Numerous other companies could be contracting BGR’s services for non-lobbying work that does not require filing government disclosures.

In other words, Duffy now has a countless amount of conflicts of interest as a paid CNN commentator.

CNN has previously failed when it comes to disclosing the conflicts of interest of fellow pro-Trump CNN commentator David Urban, who is the president of the lobbying firm American Continental Group. CNN did not disclose Urban’s lobbying conflicts of interest when he discussed topics such as military issues, environmental protections, and tax policy.

For instance, Urban has repeatedly urged Congress to pass a trade agreement favored by President Donald Trump without the network disclosing that he’s being paid by a Trump-aligned group to lobby for the passage of the agreement. Urban also urged attacking Iran without the network telling viewers that he lobbies for defense contractors.

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So,

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Response to EarlG (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:57 PM

6. he was EXCRUCIATING to watch

I hope he really has flamed out this quickly. The ick factor was strong with this one.

I don't understand why CNN has Trump apologists on--the producers KNOW they're lying and obfuscating. I like hearing from commentators of a political persuasion different from mine, because I often learn something, but I don't like hearing lies, especially not on a news channel. Republicans yes, Trumpists no.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:01 PM

2. Uh huh

So much for providing "more love, time and attention" for his sick child, huh???

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:25 PM

5. The family has always had a nanny.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 04:05 PM

3. Republican-leaning?

BGR Group has their head stuck so far up repukes asses that they can count polyps.

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