Paul reported yesterday on Richard White, the husband of aide-turned-lobbyist Letitia White, who's getting a piece of the action through his wife's connections to House Appropriations Chair Jerry Lewis (R-CA).
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But Richard isn't the only spouse getting cut in because of ties to the world of Jerry Lewis. Alexandra Shockey, the wife of another Lewis aide-turned-lobbyist, Jeffrey Shockey, is also doing well for herself as a lobbyist with extraordinary connections to Lewis.
After several years as a Lewis aide, Alexandra dropped out of her political career to raise a family, returning only when her husband gave up his million-dollar-plus lobbying gig to work for Lewis again. She scooped up his clients -- and a lobbyist's income -- to push their interests in front of Lewis, while her husband, now a senior aide on Lewis' committee, helps her old boss dole out $900 billion in federal money every year.
According to the Shockeys' attorney, longtime political finance lawyer William Oldaker, Jeffrey recuses himself from any decisions involving Alex's (formerly his own) clients. And Lewis has defended the couple, saying they "have gone out of their way to make sure they are strictly adhering to the spirit and the letter of the law."