Roll Call this week lays out the current state of the Google-Yahoo advertising deal, and says Microsoft is exercising "its considerable political clout" in Washington, DC, against Google. The article portrays Microsoft as aggressively using its in-house and outside lobbyists to rally public and private support against the deal. And, get this, one of the groups supporting Microsoft? The American Corn Growers Association. A spokesperson told Roll Call that the group's concerns "have to do with the impact on small communities and fair competition," and then hung up the phone.
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