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The California High-Speed Rail Authority is one lobbyist down in D.C. following the departure of Ogilvy Public Relations.

This week, Ogilvy formally reported to the Senate the termination of its lobbying services for the high-speed rail authority. Ogilvy further reported that Washington, D.C.-based lobbyist Drew Maloney had been paid a total of $60,000 this year for his high-speed rail work.

A Republican veteran of Capitol Hill, Maloney works for Ogilvy Government Relations, a subsidiary of Ogilvy Public Relations. Ogilvy PR quit its $9 million contract with the high-speed rail authority in late June, amid accounts that it was about to be fired.

Democrat Mark Kadesh, formerly chief of staff to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, remains registered as a D.C. lobbyist for the rail group.


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