Update: Deeper Ties Between Obama Army Pick and PMA

By Justin Rood

Jun 15, 2009 4:06pm

 Update: Deeper Ties Between Obama Army Pick and PMA As we’ve reported, Obama’s pick for Army Secretary, Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), has pushed for millions in defense earmarks during his time in Congress. He also took thousands of dollars from lobbyists and defense firms, including the troubled PMA Group lobbying outfit, which represented a long list of Pentagon contractors.

The Washington Times reports today that McHugh recently pushed for an earmark to go to one of PMA’s former clients (the firm is now defunct, following news of an FBI raid on its offices).

A spokesperson for the nominee said that he " has never let a contribution influence any vote or action as an elected official, and he stands ready to respond to any questions the Senate may put before him.”

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