Taking into consideration the police mug shots of former Sen. Larry "I'm not gay, I've never been gay" Craig - R (Oh) it's ironic that a former senator that almost landed in prison is now lobbying for a federal prison on behalf of Cassia County.
County Commissioners voted monday to hire a consulting from to lobby congress for a $300 million medium security federal prison. The consulting firm New West Strategies founded by former U.S Sen. Larry Craig and partner Micheal O. Ware, would assist the County of Cassia in the initial phase of securing the prison deal.
The approved contract includes a $5,000 monthly fee along with an additional $500 monthly travel budget.
Steve Carpinelli, media manager at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., said neither Craig nor his business partner and former senate staffer, Micheal Ware can lobby any member of congress until January, 2011. Other employess of Craig's frim can lobby congress now.