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Posted by LegiStorm on Oct. 5, 2012

Is Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) an outspoken advocate for a lobbying firm? One might believe it if one came across the firm's website.

The Capstone Group, based out of Denver, prominently displays this quote from Gardner: "The Capstone Group is reliable and trustworthy. Legislators and clients can count on them to get the job done exceedingly well."

Ethics rules make various prohibitions against legislator endorsements but none appear to the facts as described by Gardner's  communications director, Rachel George.

George explains that "that was a quote Cory gave them permission to use when he was a state representative. At some point, they updated their website to reflect his new title, but the quote was originally given in 2009. Since getting elected to Congress in 2010, Cory has not worked with the Capstone Group or been lobbied by them. And as far as we know, they do not work on any federal issues." The most recent active federal lobbying filings from Capstone were in 2010.

Capstone's state lobbying practice in Colorado has grown. State lobbying records indicate that Capstone's net income from lobbying was around $800K in the 2009 reporting period and nearly $950K in 2010. The most recent state lobbying filings show that the firm cleared over $1 million in 2012.


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