Pete Hoekstra doesn't fight for middle class families that work hard and play by the rules - what's important to him is that his clients at his D.C. lobbying firm. Hoekstra worked to further rig the rules for Washington special interests and insiders as a member of the House of Representatives, and it’s what he will do again if sent to the Senate in 2012. See below for the truth about Pete Hoekstra and his outrageous record:
After holding a seat in Congress for 18 years, Pete Hoekstra immediately went to work at a Washington D.C. lobbying firm, pulling in more than $500,000 per year advocating for powerful special interests. In Congress, he fought to protect giveaways to oil companies, drug companies, and insurance companies at the expense of middle class families.
In February 2011, Hoekstra joined the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Dickstein Shapiro, focusing on legislative and regulatory counseling. [Dickstein Shapiro Press Release, 2/01/11]
In his personal financial disclosure dated October 2011, Hoekstra said he had earned approximately $240,000 from Dickstein Shapiro. [Hoekstra PFD, 10/17/11]
In his personal financial disclosure dated June 2012, Hoekstra reported he earned $473,386 from Dickstein Shapiro. [Hoekstra PFD, 6/01/12]