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Al Cardenas: Top Gun

Former Republican Party of Florida chairman-turned lobbyist Al Cardenas has once again made a Capitol Hill newspaper's list of best "hired guns."

The Hill names Cardenas, partner of the law firm of Tew Cardenas, as one of the top lobbyists in Washington. It marks the third year in a row that Cardenas made the list.

The newspaper notes that despite the Democratic turnover in November, Cardenas, "the former Florida GOP chairman is a member of Mitt Romney’s steering committee in Florida and continues to attract clients."

Cardenas, according to a press release sent out by his office, splits his time between the firm’s offices in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee. The press release notes that being included on The Hill’s list, "which is considered to be the annual 'Who’s Who' of lobbyists and Washington insiders, is particularly interesting since Cardenas is the only professional on the list who works full-time in Florida and Washington, D.C."