"Microsoft Corp. has hired Ralph Reed, a senior consultant
to George Bush's campaign for the U.S. presidency, to lobby Bush
regarding the government's antitrust case against the dominant
personal computer software company, the New York Times reported
"The company's aim, according to the Times, is to win favor with
the presidential candidate, and possibly to take advantage of the
relationship should the top Republican nominee win the Oval
"Microsoft (MSFT...) spokesman Mark Murray reportedly commented
that the company had hired Century Strategies to counter "a
comprehensive lobbying campaign by our competitors" to push the
government suit against Microsoft."
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