The Aide That Wouldn't Leave

IT'S THE SAME old Washington revolving door. The former top aide of House Transportation Committee Chairman Bud Shuster (R-Pa.) lobbies the panel--and helps run his reelection campaign. Ann Eppard, his $108,000-a-year chief of staff until last November, falls afoul of no law. Federal conflict-of-interest statutes ban highly paid ex-Hill staffers from lobbying former bosses. Eppard says she lobbies members of the committee, never the chairman.

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