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2020 Democrats vow to get tough on lobbyists

July 07, 2019 / ALEX GANGITANO

2020 Democratic hopefuls are taking aim at the lobbying world, vowing to enact a number of sweeping reform proposals if they win election. Contenders from both parties have long run as outsiders to K Street, with President Trump famously vowing on the campaign trail to drain the swamp. But the spotlight on K Street has intensified this cycle, with the left urging candidates to reject corporate money and Democratic lawmakers raising concerns about the revolving door that sees lobbyists land top administration posts.