Cassidy & Assoc
Cassidy & Associates is a government-relations firm based in Washington, D.C., known for pioneering the use of congressional earmarks as a method of obtaining grants for university clients. It was founded in 1975 as Schlossberg-Cassidy Associates by Gerald Cassidy and Kenneth Schlossberg, both former aides to Sen. George McGovern. Cassidy today remains CEO of the firm, both of which were profiled in a 2007 series in the Washington Post. Other principal officers include vice chairmen Marty Russo and Gregg Hartley. The European branch spun off to form EU lobbying law firm Alber & Geiger beginning in 2007, named for former Cassidy CEO Andreas Geiger and the former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Siegbert Alber. In 2010 Cassidy's Moscow CEO left the company as well.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount Harry Reid Kai S. Anderson $17,485
Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying Carried Out by Cassidy & Assoc
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Republic of Equatorial Guinea $2,960,000 Boston University $1,920,000 Alenia North America $1,140,000 UMass Memorial Health Care $1,120,000 UMass Memorial Health Care $1,120,000 Bombardier Transit Corp $1,050,000 Ocean Spray Cranberries $800,000 MGM Mirage $720,000 Doe Run Co $640,000 Fairview Hospital & Healthcare Services $640,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Health Issues,
- Homeland Security,
- Real Estate & Land Use,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.1639 Expanding Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives Act of 2009 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 S.2010 H.R.3293 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.2068 Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2009 H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 H.R.3059 Access to Repair Parts Act H.R.4144 S.3278 Meth Project Prevention Campaign Grant Program Act of 2010
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Client Summary May 13, 2013 Pasadena Area Community College District General representation View registration April 30, 2013 Delta T Corporation d/b/a Big Ass Fans Company Energy efficient industrial components for federal goverment View registration April 30, 2013 Mace Security International, Inc. Security alternatives to firearms. Gun control debate View registration April 15, 2013 Sterling Global Operations Inc. International and embassy security Explosive ordnance and weapons removal Contracting Issues View registration