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Tauzin to Head Drug Trade Group

Whitman actually found herself last month lobbying her former Cabinet colleague Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton on behalf of Citgo Petroleum Corp., which wants federal protection to preserve Petty's Island, N.J., which it owns. Whitman was called in by her former chief of staff when governor, Michael Torpey of TCAP Partners.

Besides Furey and Mulvaney, Whitman will be joined by Jane M. Kenny, who managed the EPA's response to the indoor air quality crisis in Lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; and Eileen McGinnis, who was chief of staff to Whitman at the EPA and the governor's office.

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The fact that her first four partners are women, Whitman said, "just worked out that way."

Moves at Cassidy Associates

Retiring Rep. Jack Quinn (R-N.Y.), a six-term member, will be joining Cassidy & Associates as president next month. Quinn, a strong supporter of Amtrak, was chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on railroads and served on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

For those of you who are keeping track: Former House member Marty Russo (D-Ill.), who was president and vice chairman, assumes the title of chief executive and senior vice chairman, continuing to report directly to chairman Gerald S.J. Cassidy. Gregg Hartley remains as chief operating officer and assumes the title of vice chairman.

Leaving Cassidy: Jared Craighead, who is going home to Missouri to be senior policy adviser to Gov.-elect Matt Blunt (R). Craighead is a former aide to Blunt's father, now House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.).

NAM Adds Two More

The National Association of Manufacturers has added two new folks -- and they're not strangers to new NAM President John M. Engler, the former Republican governor of Michigan.

LeAnne Wilson, who managed the state's Washington office for Engler, has signed on as a senior adviser to Engler; and Dana Lee Cole, former Michigan business ombudsman, comes on board as vice president and corporate secretary.

Engler said Wilson will be "doing a little bit of everything" in her new post at NAM.


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