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Unformatted text preview: members. These officials are often in great demand as lobbyists because they know many people in government and can therefore get access easily. Bob Dole, for example who used to be a senator from Kansas and was the Republican Partys presidential nominee in 1996is one of the most famous former officials now working as a lobbyist in Washington, but there are many others. Persuasion and Information Lobbyists work to persuade governmental officials. Lobbyists offer arguments, evidence, and research to support their groups positions. Many government officials do not have the time to research issues themselves, so they rely on information from trusted interest groups and lobbyists to keep them informed and up to date. Publishing their findings also allows interest groups to influence public opinion, which, in turn, often influences the policy decisions of lawmakers....
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