Toby Moffet

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Toby Moffett is a 'senior counselor' with the Washington D.C. public relations and lobbying company, The Livingston Group and heads the the Livingston Moffett International Practice Group.

In the 1970's Moffett first got involved in political campaigning with Ralph Nader's Citizen Action. Between 1975 and 1983 Moffett was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut during which time he was Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources.

According to a biographical note on the company website, Moffett was Vice-President for Global Government and Public Affairs with Monsanto. [1]

At the July 2004 Democrat Convention, the Seattle Times reported that Moffett was lobbying key Democrats to help United Progressives for Victory (UPV), an anti-Nader attack group. According to a memo from Moffet circulated to Democrats UPV would undertake market research, community organizing, media outreach and Internet marketing to undermine support for Nader. [2]

According to Moffet, opinion polling of potential Nader supporters falls when told "he is in bed with Republicans". Support provided by conservative groups - such as Citizens for a Sound Economy - to help get Nader onto the ballot, may well prove to be the final undoing of his campaign.

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