By Tara Lohan, AlterNet
Politico reported this morning that Obama re-election campaign had just hired Broderick Johnson as a senior advisor. Mike Allen writes:
Broderick Johnson, a Washington lawyer and the husband of NPR Michele Norris, is joining President Barack Obama reelection campaign as a senior adviser and member of the senior staff to help provide “an ear to the ground,” Obama for America officials said Monday.
Johnson, a partner at Bryan Cave, the St. Louis-based law firm, worked on the Clinton White House legislative affairs team and then went to K Street as a lobbyist for AT&T and BellSouth and most recently served as chairman of Bryan Cave lobbying arm, Bryan Cave Strategies. He has been a registered lobbyist for clients such as Anheuser Busch Companies, Comcast Corp., FedEx Corp., and Microsoft as recently as 2010. At the beginning of this year, Bryan Cave terminated all of his involvement with lobbying clients.