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GOP Assembly leaders recruiting lobbyists to campaign door-to-door

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Don't be surprised to see a lobbyist knock on your door, to try and get you to vote Republican in November.

GOP Assembly leaders are recruiting lobbyists to help with door to door campaigns aimed at boosting the party's already considerable 60 to 39 majority.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the effort is called "Leggiepalooza," a take-off on the long-running Lollapalooza music festivals.

The paper says it's a second major effort by Republicans to get the people who ask them to pass legislation to help those same politicians stay in control. Two years ago, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos urged lobbyists to contribute personally to the Majority GOP Conduit, which distributes campaign donations to Republican legislative candidates.

That group is holding a fundraiser in Madison on September 2nd, along with Governor Scott Walker.

The Journal Sentinel says some lobbyists are not happy with being asked to knock on doors for Republicans -- because if they don't, they might not get the bills passed that their clients want. Other lobbyists said they didn't have a problem with it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)