Busch, Miller Coming to Capitol Hill to Raise Money With Md. Delegation

Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch (D) and Senate President Mike Miller (D) will be on Capitol Hill in early January, raising money with the Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation.

An invitation for the late afternoon event on Jan. 4, at the Capitol Hill office of the lobbying shop Cornerstone Government Affairs, features Miller, Busch, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer prominently. It also promises Reps. Anthony Brown, Elijah Cummings, John Delaney, Jamie Raskin, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes. It costs a minimum of $1,000 to attend.

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Senate President Mike Miller

Curiously, the invitation, obtained by Maryland Matters, does not mention the state’s other senator, Chris Van Hollen. But an email accompanying the invitation from John Bohanan, a former state legislator and longtime Hoyer aide who now works for Cornerstone Government Affairs, says Van Hollen will also be there.

Cornerstone is a Washington, D.C.-based national lobbying firm with offices in 11 cities. It opened up shop in Annapolis just a couple of years ago, with Bohanan, a senior consultant, former state Sen. P.J. Hogan, and Delora Sanchez, who previously lobbied in Annapolis for the Johns Hopkins Medical System.

Busch is having a fundraiser the next morning in Annapolis, one of more than 70 that lawmakers are holding before the start of the General Assembly session on Jan. 10.

 

Josh Kurtz
Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.

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