Reaching Out in 2007
Here is a look at the campaign contributions made last year by three leading firms with lobbyists in Annapolis. Donations listed include corporate contributions, donations from affiliated political action committees and personal funds of lobbyists employed by the firms.
Alexander & Cleaver
¿ Law firm: seven legislators, $2,250; Maryland State Democratic Central Committee, $10,000; Gov. Martin O'Malley, $2,500, Comptroller Peter Franchot: $1,000.
¿ Seven lobbyists: 56 legislators, $13,960; O'Malley, $4,750; Franchot, $1,500; Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, $250; House Democratic Committee Slate, $500.
Total reach:59 legislators, three statewide elected officials, 12 local officials, three Democratic Party committees.
Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander
¿ Political action committee: 79 legislators, $18,286; Gov. Martin O'Malley, $2,000; Comptroller Peter Franchot, $1,500.