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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF. Owens & Minor Inc., a health care services company, hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to work on COVID-19 pandemic response, government funding and procurement, trade and supply chain issues. Clete Willems, former deputy assistant to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE, will be among those working on the account.


National Independent Venue Association, a trade group for event venues and promoters, also hired Akin Gump to work on coronavirus-related assistance. Willems and Arshi Siddiqui, former senior policy adviser and counsel to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.


The Endurance Sports Coalition, comprised of groups organizing large-scale endurance competition events, hired ML Strategies to work on issues related to federal funding for COVID-19 relief for the sports industry. Former Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) and Alex Hecht, former chief council on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, among others, will work on the account.

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Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., a sports and live entertainment company, hired Hogan Lovells to work on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, among other issues. Aaron Cutler, who served as a senior aide to former House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorSpanberger's GOP challenger raises over .8 million in third quarter The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida hangs in the balance Eric Cantor teams up with former rival Dave Brat in supporting GOP candidate in former district MORE (R-Va.); Ari Fridman, former legal fellow on the House Foreign Affairs Committee; and Kevin Wysocki, former staffer on the House Financial Services Committee, will work on the account.


Cars.com, an automotive website, hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP to work on issues related to COVID-19 relief packages. Marc Lampkin, former general counsel for the House Republican Conference, and Greta Joynes, former deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusAsbestos ban stalls in Congress amid partisan fight Women rise on K Street — slowly Bottom line MORE (R-Ill.), will work on the account.


The Hershey Co. hired Forbes-Tate Partners to work on issues related to the CARES Act. Ryan Welch, former legislative director to Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyOn The Money: GOP cool to White House's .6T coronavirus price tag | Company layoffs mount as pandemic heads into fall | Initial jobless claims drop to 837,000 GOP cool to White House's .6T coronavirus price tag The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Republicans lawmakers rebuke Trump on election MORE (R-Ala.); Rick Murphy, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Senate makes SCOTUS nominee Barrett a proxy for divisive 2020 Senate Republicans scramble to put Trump at arm's length GOP anxiety grows over Trump political roller coaster MORE (R-N.H.); and Jeff Strunk, former deputy floor director to ex-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerPelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats On The Trail: How Trump lost the law and order debate MORE (R-Ohio), will work on the account.


Hazmat TSDF Inc., a hazardous waste and disposal company, hired CGCN Group to work on issues related to the proper and safe cleanup and disposal of materials related to the coronavirus. Sam Geduldig, former senior adviser to then-House Majority Whip Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntBottom Line GOP vows quick confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick amid coronavirus turmoil This week: Coronavirus complicates Senate's Supreme Court fight MORE (R-Mo.); Mike Nielsen, former senior policy adviser to ex-Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah); and Jay Cranford, former policy adviser to BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerPelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats On The Trail: How Trump lost the law and order debate MORE.


Laundrylux Inc., a commercial laundry equipment supplier, hired Ballard Partners to work on securing designation as an essential business in response to COVID-19. Brian Ballard, the firm’s founder and former chairman of Trump Victory, will work on the account with Daniel McFaul, former chief of staff to Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzCongressional antitrust report rips tech firms for stifling competition Loeffler tweets edited video showing Trump taking down coronavirus in wrestling match Why is Florida screaming about the pay-to-vote system it created? MORE (R-Fla.).