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New swamp: Lobbyist tied to Perry seeks energy firm bailout

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By MATTHEW DALY and RICHARD LARDNER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump often talks about "draining the swamp" of inside dealers in Washington. But lobbyist Jeff Miller might be considered part of the new swamp.

Miller is a close friend of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and is pushing the Trump administration for a bailout worth billions of dollars for a bankrupt coal and nuclear power company, FirstEnergy Solutions.

Miller has earned $3.2 million in just over a year as a lobbyist for clients that include First Energy and several other large energy companies.

When Perry came to Washington from Texas with the new administration, Miller did, too.

Miller launched his firm, Miller Strategies, early last year and began lobbying his friend and other Washington officials.

He declined to comment for this story.

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