July 6, 2012

Virginia Democratic Party Chair, Subject of Our Reporting, Ends His Job As For-Profit College Lobbyist

In May, Republic Report approached Virginia Democratic Party chairman Brian Moran and asked him if there was a conflict of interest between his role in the party — advancing the goals of President Barack Obama — and his job as a for-profit college lobbyist for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), which has specialized in battling Obama’s attempts to hold the industry accountable to students and taxpayers.

He blew us off, saying that our reporting was “totally unfair” and that there was “absolutely not” any conflict between being chair of the Democratic Party and being a corporate …

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May 23, 2012
American veterans risked their lives overseas. Now, lobbyists like Brian Moran (left) are working to ensure for-profit college companies can scam veterans and their families.

Is The Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Undermining State Law By Being A Lobbyist?

Brian Moran, the chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party, has been taking heat over the fact that he also serves as a lobbyist for the¬†Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), a trade group representing for-profit colleges. APSCU is engaged in an ongoing battle against President Obama’s efforts to hold its member schools accountable for waste, fraud, and abuse with taxpayer dollars. With Virginia a critical swing state in this fall’s presidential election, it is remarkable that the state Democratic party chair holds a day job as a corporate lobbyist focused on opposing key parts of President Obama’s …

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May 18, 2012

VIDEO: Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Refuses To Talk About His Lobbying For Scam Schools

In many places, being the leader of a chapter of a political party is an honor. It’s a position that you can use to advance your party’s values and goals. But Virginia Democratic Party chairman Brian Moran — brother of Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) — is using his clout in a different way.

In addition to leading Virginia’s Democratic Party, Moran serves as the Executive Vice President for Government Relations and General Counsel of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU). Essentially, he’s a super-lobbyist for the for-profit college industry, which consistently seeks to block policy initiatives by …

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