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Issue One Hires Senator Lott


With Daniel Lippman  

Issue One, the political reform advocacy group, has hired a team of lobbyists from Crossroads Strategies that includes former Sen. Trent Lott to push for updates to the Electoral Count Act, the 19th-century law that governs certification of presidential elections. A bipartisan group of senators is working on potential reforms to the law, which Issue One argues in a blog post on its website has numerous gaps and ambiguities that were revealed in the aftermath of the 2020 election and “exposed the nation to enormous risks.”

— Crossroads’ Mathew ​Lapinski and Alex Gleason will also work on the account. Crossroads is the only outside lobbying firm currently on retainer for Issue One, which spent $145,000 on lobbying last year, according to disclosures.

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