Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell

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Linda Daschle

Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell employs Lobbyist is Linda Daschle, wife of Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota. [1]

Jill Gimmel Daschle

Another lobbyist relation of the US Senator is his daughter-in-law, Jill Gimmel Daschle.

Airline Industry

Linda Daschle married the future senator in 1984 while she was working at the Civil Aeronautics Board. She later served as deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the Clinton administration. Today, she is a lobbyist for Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell, where her clients include American Airlines, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin's Air Traffic Management unit. [2]

Drug Companies

Linda Daschle’s name shows on the form for her firm’s lobbying on behalf of Schering-Plough. At the time the company was seeking a patent extension on its anti-allergy drug, Claritin.

The company paid $470,000 to Daschle’s firm, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, the Thune ad ends with the line: “Only one candidate has personally profited from big drug companies. That candidate is Tom Daschle.” [3]