Lobbyists swarm to gambling

June 04, 1995|By Marina Sarris | Marina Sarris,Sun Staff Writer

The battle over casino gambling in Maryland hasn't really begun, but it's already a high stakes game: In just six months, players spent about $600,000 trying to influence legislators on the issue.

Top client fee -- Maryland Optometric Association, $55,236

Joseph A. Schwartz III

Clients -- 11

Earnings -- $335,719

A5 Top client fee -- State medical society, $130,000

J. William Pitcher

Clients -- 19

Earnings -- $306,066

0 Top client fee -- Tobacco Institute, $60,000

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