APG Media: Parts of Kevin Nicholson's consulting career remain unknown, starting with his clients
Political newcomer Kevin Nicholson has touted his career consulting for corporate executives and investors as preparation for his current bid for U.S. Senate.
But Nicholson has shielded basic facts about his career from public view — starting with the clients for whom he has consulted.
Why does it matter who Nicholson’s clients were? Brendan Fischer, a political ethics expert with the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan government accountability group, said it’s important to know what could create conflicts of interest for Nicholson if he’s elected — such as a vote on a bill affecting a former client.
“If a candidate takes office, we want to know who was previously paying them,” Fischer said.