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Sunlight Asks: Where's AT&T Partying This Week?

Sunlight Foundation is asking whether AT&T is the mystery lobby that's rented out a posh Tampa restaurant for events during the Republican National Convention this week.

When Tampa Bay Online reported a few weeks back that a lobbyist rented out a sprawling, upscale restaurant for the whole week of the Republican National Convention, they provided a host of details about the restaurant, the big tabs that the GOP high rollers would run up there from early breakfasts to late hour sessions, even the fact that the lobbyist had run the same kind of insiders dining club at the last three Republican conventions. But they were unable to find out the lobbyist's name, or who he worked for.

That mystery has yet to be solved, but the lobbyist who rented out Jackson's Bistro, according to details of some events that have spilled out in Tampa, has connections with telecom giant AT&T.

So if you're in Tampa and you have the skinny on where the telecom giant, which spent $10.5 million so far this year on lobbying, is, email us.

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