Sprint pays former Obama aide to lobby on behalf of its merger with T-Mobile

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A disclosure form submitted to the House and Senate by Sprint (via The Hill) reveals that former Obama aide Broderick Johnson has been lobbying on behalf of the wireless provider. Johnson has been working for Sprint since February 4th, trying to convince Democrats in Congress to back its $26.5 billion merger with T-Mobile. Many Democrats in the House and Senate have opposed the deal due to fears that it lessens competition in the wireless market. After all, if the deal is completed, the number of major stateside carriers will drop by 25% from four to three. Still, the deal does have some support …

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