Recent sessions held at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., have covered financial regulation, defense, foreign policy and energy, among other topics.
Most of the attendees remain tight-lipped about the meetings. And an RNC spokeswoman, Kirsten Kukowski, said the party has no record of who has been invited and who has attended “because it’s too hard to keep track of.”
But high-profile K Streeters who have attended include Candida Wolff, Citigroup’s executive vice president for global government affairs, who was the chief Congressional liaison for President George W. Bush. A Citi spokeswoman confirmed that Wolff attended a financial services platform meeting but said the lobbyist had no comment.
Hill aides for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), who co-chair the GOP platform committee, have sat in on the meetings, according to participants. Those lawmakers’ offices also declined to comment or referred comment to the RNC.
The sessions are coordinated by RNC staff, in particular Elise Stefanik, policy director for the party’s platform. Stefanik declined comment through Kukowski, who said there would be more such meetings but noted they are closed to the press.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment