Cohen's Southern Strategy
Former Maine Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen is now employing the considerable lobbying skills he once used to keep Maine's military bases open to advocate for Florida's 21 bases. The Sun Journal has the story (registration or BugMeNot required).
Leaders in the efforts to save Maine's bases say they are unsure what effect the high-paid lobbyists, including Cohen, will have.
"We wish he were working with us," said Richard Tetrev, who leads the task force that is trying to preserve Brunswick Naval Air Station.
Why isn't he here?
"His price tag is very, very high," said retired Navy Capt. William McDonough, who is working on the effort to preserve Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. "We couldn't afford him."
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