UPDATE II: After a WFB exclusive, Ron Klein tells NBC’s Michael Isikoff that he plans to immediately de-register as a lobbyist for Spirit Airlines Inc., saying he never meant to register in the first place.
“I’m not a lobbyist,” Klein said, claiming his registration was the result of a “clerical error” by an employee of Holland & Knight LLP, the lobbying law firm where he works.
Klein’s assertion seems to contradict comments made by an Obama campaign official earlier in the day, which indicated that Klein was, in fact, a registered lobbyist.
“The minute [Klein] became a lobbyist, he stopped raising money for the campaign,” the official told Politico. “He’s no longer associated with the campaign.”
Klein said he plans to continue bundling donations for Obama’s reelection campaign. He has already raised at least $200,000 to date.