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What $12 billion-a-year business does not have a lobbyist in Washington? Answer: The adult entertainment industry. But Michael Ross, a Sacramento, California-based lobbyist, has big plans for capturing that niche, and he’s getting the backing. Ross’s three-week-old National Cabaret Association has already pulled in commitments for $150,000 from 300 strip-club owners — one-third of which he already has in hand. Ross’ other effort, which has yet to win any financial commitments, is the Adult Entertainment Industry Education Fund. The lobbyist sees his work as helping an underrepresented group. “When a bill comes up, they have got no place to go because nobody wants to deal with them,” Ross told Legal Times. “When something comes up, they have no place to give money.” Aww�

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