Rep Delahunt's daughter registered lobbyist for Saudis

The Boston Globe reports that the daughter of Rep. William Delahunt, Democrat incumbent whose race against Jack Bauer—like national security veteran Jeff Beatty is discussed today by Richard Baehr, is a registered lobbyist for a Saudi company.

Kara Delahunt, the daughter of US Representative William Delahunt of Quincy, registered in July as a lobbyist for the Saudi Economic and Development Co., an investment firm that bills itself as ''a leader in Islamic investments," and says it only puts money in projects that adhere to Islamic law.

The Democratic congressman said he didn't know his daughter had registered as a lobbyist until contacted this week by the Globe, even though her employment was noted briefly in a few local and professional publications last summer.

''Honestly, I was totally unaware of that," Delahunt said in a telephone interview.

Kara Delahunt said in a telephone interview that she did public relations work and never lobbied for the Saudi company. Lance Morgan, president of Powell Tate, the public relations firm that formerly employed Kara Delahunt, characterized her registration as a lobbyist as a technicality. ''We registered her to make absolutely sure we adhered to the laws, but Kara never lobbied anyone and her work was all communications and media—related," he said.

Hat tip: Jewish Russian Telegraph

Ed Lasky 9 18 06

The Boston Globe reports that the daughter of Rep. William Delahunt, Democrat incumbent whose race against Jack Bauer—like national security veteran Jeff Beatty is discussed today by Richard Baehr, is a registered lobbyist for a Saudi company.

Kara Delahunt, the daughter of US Representative William Delahunt of Quincy, registered in July as a lobbyist for the Saudi Economic and Development Co., an investment firm that bills itself as ''a leader in Islamic investments," and says it only puts money in projects that adhere to Islamic law.

The Democratic congressman said he didn't know his daughter had registered as a lobbyist until contacted this week by the Globe, even though her employment was noted briefly in a few local and professional publications last summer.

''Honestly, I was totally unaware of that," Delahunt said in a telephone interview.

Kara Delahunt said in a telephone interview that she did public relations work and never lobbied for the Saudi company. Lance Morgan, president of Powell Tate, the public relations firm that formerly employed Kara Delahunt, characterized her registration as a lobbyist as a technicality. ''We registered her to make absolutely sure we adhered to the laws, but Kara never lobbied anyone and her work was all communications and media—related," he said.

Hat tip: Jewish Russian Telegraph

Ed Lasky 9 18 06