February 5, 2007
Reported by Associated Press
Governor Kathleen Blanco will fly to the nation's capital to for a week-long lobbying effort on behalf of Louisiana and hurricane recovery.
Blanco will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
This is Washington Mardi Gras week, which is a series of parties and lobbying events focused on Louisiana.
Former Louisiana Senator John Breaux, now a lobbyist, will host a fund-raiser for the governor, who is running for re-election this fall.
Blanco will address the Democratic caucuses in the House and Senate. A spokesman says Blanco will hold as many one-on-one meetings as possible with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.