That's what three firms did earlier this year after they lost a bid to lobby for Los Angeles World Airports in Washington.
The move had some on K Street scratching their heads.
"Is it a competitive advantage? Do you think it's an inside job? Or is it just sour grapes?" asked one lobbyist from a firm that also bid on, and lost, the contract.
But lobbyists with Van Scoyoc and McAllister said they regularly make open record requests to see how their bids stacked up against their competitors.
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