Top Upton Staffer Worked For Solyndra Lobbying Firm

“The director of staff of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating Solyndra Inc., was a lobbyist for a firm that helped the now-bankrupt company obtain the half-billion-dollar federal grant at the heart of the inquiry,” the Kalamazoo Gazette reports. Gary Andres was the vice chairman of public policy and research at Dutko Worldwide, a firm which lobbied for Solyndra, until energy chair Fred Upton (R-MI) appointed him to his current position.

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