"[…]Some of this support went to stocking reusable bags for attendees stuffed with hygienic and makeup products such as Olay moisturizers and a Revlon highlighting stick (a smaller version valued at $14.49 online).

Navigating gift rules can be tricky, but Walgreens attempted to do its due diligence: Next to the goodie bags sat a sign that read, “State and municipal elected officials and staff should consult with their respective ethics offices before participating in the event or accepting giveaway bags.”

Among the attendees included Karen Hinton, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former press secretary, sporting a “Mayors for Hillary” button, alongside her husband Howard Glaser, longtime top official for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The couple chatted animatedly with Juanita Scarlett of lobbying firm Park Strategies and Violet Moss, former New York senior staffer and current lobbyist at Bolton St. Johns. Revlon and Walgreens execs mingled on the floor as well.[…]"


Michael Benjamin