Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Well, he's got some pull in Washington.

But he can't lobby for Louisiana.
Gov. Kathleen Blanco tapped former U.S. Sen. John Breaux Monday to lead the state's push for federal funds in Washington, D.C.

So far, the state's efforts have produced mixed results.

Sens. Mary Landrieu and David Vitter aimed for an ambitious package of $250 billion in hurricane relief. The U.S. Congress agreed to $750 million but demanded the money be paid back.

Breaux is prevented by law from lobbying for Louisiana. He hasn't been out of Congress long enough.

So he won't lobby? Right.

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