Lobbyist-Free Romney?

Although U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney "has cast himself as a Washington outsider and blasted his opponents' ties to lobbyists," in fact he "has more than a dozen federally registered lobbyists raising money for him and several others advising his campaign," reports Jessica Van Sack. Lobbyists involved in his campaign, according to a report compiled by Public Citizen, include former New York Rep. Rick Lazio, who ran for the Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000; Ronald C. Kaufman of Dutko Worldwide; former New Hampshire Attorney General Thomas D. Wrath; former Missouri Senator Jim Talent; Gregory B. Butler Sr., who represents Northeast Utilities; and Jack Gerard of Virginia, who represents the chemical industry.