Mitt Romney’s New Adviser – Lobbyist Charlie R. Black Jr.

The Mitt Romney campaign recently announced that Charlie R. Black Jr. would become an informal adviser to the former governor’s presidential campaign. Charlie R. Black is currently the head of the Prime Policy Group and is an active federal lobbyist. Below is a breakdown of Mr. Black’s recent lobbying activity.

Highlights

  • Represented 13 clients paying $770,000 in 2011 Q3.
  • Donated $16,500 to 15 different political action committees in the first half of 2011.
  • Lobbied 12 pieces of legislation in 2011 Q3.
  • Lobbied 5 federal agencies in 2011 Q3.

2011 3rd Quarter Lobbying Activity

Client
Amount Lobbying Report
AT&T Services, Inc. and Its Affiliates $ 120,000 LD2
Education Management LLC $ 100,000 LD2
FedEx Corporation $ 80,000 LD2
General Dynamics Corp $ 70,000 LD2
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) $ 70,000 LD2
Alliance For American Manufacturing $ 60,000 LD2
American Freedom Innovations, LLC $ 60,000 LD2
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association $ 60,000 LD2
Agustawestland North America Inc. $ 50,000 LD2
Gtech Corporation $ 50,000 LD2
UC Group $ 30,000 LD2
Google Inc. $ 20,000 LD2
Universal Investment Group < $5,000 LD2
TOTAL RECEIVED FROM CLIENTS IN 2011 Q3 $ 770,000  

2011 Mid-Year Campaign Contributions (report)

Payee Amount Paid
Dick Lugar For US Senate $ 2,500
George Allen For US Senate $ 2,500
Olympia Snowe For US Senate $ 1,500
Eric Cantor For Congress $ 1,000
Friends of John Barrasso $ 1,000
Jeff Flake For US Senate Inc $ 1,000
Republican National Committee $ 1,000
Scott Tipton For Congress $ 1,000
Tenn Political Action Committee Inc (Tenn PAC) $ 1,000
Tennessee Leadership PAC $ 1,000
Wicker For Senate $ 1,000
Bob Dold For Congress $ 500
George Lemieux For US Senate $ 500
John Mica For Congress $ 500
Kpac $ 500
TOTAL 2011 MID-YEAR DONATIONS $ 16,500

Legislation Lobbied on in 2011 Q3

Bill Name Client(s)
112 H.R.1174: Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act UC Group
112 H.R.1249: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
112 H.R.1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 General Dynamics Corp
112 H.R.2017: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 General Dynamics Corp
112 H.R.2219: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 General Dynamics Corp
112 H.R.2267: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2011 Gtech Corporation
112 H.R.3116: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 General Dynamics Corp
112 H.R.658: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act FedEx Corporation
112 S.1253: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 General Dynamics Corp
112 S.1546: Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act of 2011 General Dynamics Corp
112 S.223: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act FedEx Corporation
112 S.23: America Invents Act International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Federal Agencies Lobbied in 2011 Q3

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Treasury
  • The Executive Office of the President
  • Department of State
  • Office of the Vice President of the United States

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