The Lobby Door
The party of the people goes big:
Democratic candidates for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, previously condemned what they called a cozy relationship with Wall Street, asserting the Democrat Party was the only one that could stand up to Wall Street and represent “Main Street.”"They're lobbyists, but they're OUR lobbyists..."
Voting members of the DNC apparently disagreed, deciding to permanently vote down the ban, clearing the way for lobbyist involvement in the 2017 and 2018 mid-term elections.
Former President Barack Obama initially put the ban in place in 2008, and the decision severely limited funds from federal lobbyists and political action committees to the DNC’s war chest.
Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz previously rolled back the ban, citing a concern Republicans would be able to easily outspend Democrats during the 2016 race.