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Norton: I Wasn't A Lobbyist, I Did 'Member Education' On Health Care


Even if she never registered as a lobbyist per se, as her campaign claims, she definitely helped manage lobbying activities for multiple organizations. From 1994-1999, she headed the Office of State Government Relations for MGMA -- a large association of medical professionals. The Colorado Independent confirmed with MGMA that the Office of State Government Relations is "the lobbying arm of the organization."

Norton is trailing tea party favorite Ken Buck in the Colorado GOP Senate primary, and Democrats and Republicans have been all over her about this for weeks.

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