Apparently, the Tea Party doesn’t count powerful campaign law firms among its ranks. Congresswoman and candidate for President Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has hired the same white-stockings legal team as Mitt Romney, her competitor and fellow GOP presidential hopeful.
While Romney’s affinity for such establishment icons is predictable, Bachmann’s hiring of Patton Boggs, LLP is a bit of a country club choice, out of character for the darling of the Tea Party.
Patton Boggs focuses its practice on issues of governance and international trade. The redefining of the core constitutional principle of separation of powers is immaterial to the firm that boasts:
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