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Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas

April 30, 2015

— The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.

The Wichita Eagle reports former U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt's (TEE'-hart) firm, Tiahrt Enterprises LLC, sent the letters seeking new clients April 20.

Tiahrt recently became senior vice president O'Neill and Associates, which is a Washington, D.C. firm that provides lobbying and other services for businesses at the state and federal levels. He says Tiahrt Enterprises is a separate venture, and that he is a consultant, not a lobbyist, for the firms.

Tiahrt Enterprises registered with the Kansas Secretary of State's Office in 2011, but Tiahrt said he did not hire a lobbyist until this fall.

Tiahrt served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011.

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