The Power Party

I don’t know what to add, it speaks so eloquently on its own. The Beltway dynastic families continue to look out for their own:

Washington’s biggest lobbying firm just got a lot bigger: Patton Boggs on Thursday announced the purchase of the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a smaller, family-style firm run by two of the Senate’s most influential alumni.

Under the acquisition, which has been in the works for several months, former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former senator John Breaux (D-La.) will join Patton Boggs along with their sons, Chester Trent Lott and John Breaux Jr., and a half-dozen other staff members, according to a news release.

The union will further cement the firm run by Thomas Hale Boggs Jr. as Washington’s most formidable lobbying force, with more than $40 million in lobbying revenue last year. Breaux-Lott, which was formed in January 2008, reported about $11 million in lobbying expenditures in 2009, disclosure records show.

“This acquisition is a strategic coup and a cornerstone for our bipartisan growth,” Boggs said in a statement.