Final Exam

**Final Exam: Thursday, December 11, 2008  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

EXAM QUESTIONS – PLEASE SELECT THREE OF THE ITEMS BELOW AND PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENT

1.  You are the Vice President of Government Affairs for Wind Energy, Inc. (a wind energy company) and have been asked to develop a federal government affairs plan for 2009.  Outline the elements of your plan for communication and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

2.  You are the Director of Government Relations for the City of San Antonio and have been asked to develop a federal government affairs plan for 2009.  Outline the elements of your plan for communication and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

3.  You are the Vice President of Government Affairs for a new cable company and are considering creating a political action committee to support your lobbying efforts.  What are some of the reasons to take such action?  If you set up a political action committee, what will be some of your considerations  for political contributions?

4.  You work for tobacco company and are considering hiring a new lobby firm or team.  What are the skills you will seek in considering candidates?

5.  What are the advantages of a campaign approach to lobbying compared to focusing only on political relationships?

6.  Identify a new concept you have learned in this course and how you will or may apply it in the future.

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