Marco Rubio Book Signing
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) chatted with guests at a book signing he held this past Friday in West Des Moines, Iowa. I was able to have a brief conversation with the Senator regarding his thoughts on lobbying, specifically whether or not he believed that corporations should be able to use profits earned from government contracts to lobby the government for more government contracts.
Rubio responded that he "write[s] about that in [his] book," and that he "call[s] it corporate cronyism." He also stated that, while he believes that "corporations who have access to government contracts do really well and benefit the economy," he doesn't think they should be able to use government contract earnings to pay their lobbying expenses, though he didn't cite any specific bill or legislation he would propose to end this process, should he be elected President.