Washington Babylon — October 3, 2007, 3:46 pm

Meet the New Boss: Bruce Springsteen & the K Street Band?

I just posted an item about Washington lobbyists raising money for Republican members of Congress. I should also note here an upcoming fund-raiser being planned for Congressman Ed Towns, the New York Democrat.

The event will be held on November 12th and will be hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). For a mere $2,500, lucky contributors will be able to party at the Verizon Center and catch a show by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

The ESA “works with government at all levels to make the voice of its members heard on a wide range of crucial legislative and public policy issues, including intellectual property protection, content regulation, and efforts to regulate the Internet.” Incidentally, Towns holds a seat on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.

I’m guessing The Boss is unaware that he’s being used as bait for a congressional fund-raiser. If he does know, he might want to change that name to the “K Street Band.”

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