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WSJ.Com: “Talent Signs On With Auto Makers”

June 15th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Mike Spector reports on a new voice for the auto industry.

The auto industry, beefing up its lobbying ranks, tapped former Sen. Jim Talent to speak out against pending fuel economy legislation.

The Missouri Republican narrowly lost his re-election battle last year to Democrat Claire McCaskill, helping to give the Democrats a slim Senate majority. Talent, now co-chairman of communications firm Fleishman-Hillard’s government-relations practice, is aiding the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the chief lobbying group that represents Detroit’s Big Three auto makers and Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, among others. Read more…

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