Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Giuliani Tied To Firm That Pushed Bush Admin To Roll Back Clean Air Act, Major Defender Of Oil And Gas Industries

May 2, 2007

Giuliani’s Tie to Texas Law Firm May Pose Risk

For a native New Yorker mounting a first bid for national office, Rudolph W. Giuliani has shown an impressive ability to raise money in Texas, where his Republican presidential campaign collected $2.2 million in the first quarter of the year, far more than any other candidate.

Mr. Giuliani has drawn support from Texans who were notable donors to President Bush, including a former Enron president, Richard D. Kinder, and business executives who direct many of the nation’s oil, gas and energy producers.

And a good part of this success, analysts say, stems from his affiliation with a well-established and politically connected law firm that is based in Houston and bears his name, Bracewell & Giuliani.


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