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United Fresh Produce Association hired Cordone Consulting LLC to work on general policy assistance related to the outbreak of COVID-19. Jonathan Cordone, former under secretary for farm and foreign agriculture services at the Department of Agriculture during the Obama administration, will work on the account.

Food delivery company DoorDash Inc. hired Cassidy and Associates to work on issues related to unemployment and the food service industry. Russell Thomasson, former chief of staff to Sen. John CornynJohn CornynBottom line Five questions about the next COVID-19 relief package Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks | Biden re-ups criticism of Amazon | House Dem bill seeks to limit microtargeting MORE (R-Texas), and Kai Anderson, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidNevada congressman admits to affair after relationship divulged on podcast Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Bottom line MORE (D-Nev.), will be among those working on the account.

Century 21 Stores hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP to work on issues related to COVID-19 relief. Travis Norton, former counsel to Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottJuan Williams: Justice Thomas seizes his moment in the Trump era The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden seeks to tamp down controversy over remarks about black support African American figures slam Biden on 'you ain't black' comments MORE (R-S.C.), and Russ Sullivan, former staff director for Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.


Saks Fifth Avenue hired The Vogel Group to work on issues related to company operations during the coronavirus pandemic. Alex Vogel, former chief counsel to ex-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), and William McGinley, former White House Cabinet secretary to President TrumpDonald John TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 MORE, will work on the account.

Schulte Hospitality Group, based in Kentucky, hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to work on issues related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hunter Bates, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Americans debate life under COVID-19 risks The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip Democratic leaders say Trump testing strategy is 'to deny the truth' about lack of supplies MORE (R-Ky.), and Brendan Dunn, former legislative assistance to ex-Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah), will work on the account.

Mobility Capital Finance Inc. also hired Akin Gump to work on issues related to the COVID-19 stimulus payments. Virgil Miller, former chief of staff to Rep. Cedric RichmondCedric Levon RichmondStates plead for cybersecurity funds as hacking threat surges Democrats lobby Biden on VP choice Bottom line MORE (D-La.), and Ed Pagano, former chief of staff to Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyThis week: Surveillance fight sets early test for House's proxy voting The House impeachment inquiry loses another round — and yes, that's still going on Hillicon Valley: Trump threatens Michigan, Nevada over mail-in voting | Officials call for broadband expansion during pandemic | Democrats call for investigation into Uber-Grubhub deal MORE (D-Vt.) who later was an adviser to ex-Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinBottom line Trump's trial a major test for McConnell, Schumer New Hampshire parochialism, not whiteness, bedevils Democrats MORE (D-Iowa), will work on the account.

Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. hired Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies to work on a pandemic response and stimulus programs. Patrick Martin, former legislative correspondent to ex-Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), and Howard Schweitzer, former general counsel of the Export-Import Bank under former President George W. Bush, will work on the account.

The Arden Group, which manages and invests in real estate, also hired Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies to work on a pandemic response. Schwitzer will also work on the account.

Aimbridge Hospitality, a third-party hotel management company based in Texas, hired Covington & Burling LLP to work on implementation of the CARES Act. Brendan Parets, former chief counsel to Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyThe 10 Senate seats most likely to flip Where Biden, Trump stand in key swing states Abrams announces endorsements in 7 Senate races MORE (R-Ariz.), and Layth Elhassani, former special assistant in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under former President Obama, will work on the account.