Clark Lyttle Geduldig & Cranford

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Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford (CLGC) is a Republican Washington, D.C. public relations and political issue advocacy firm that represents big banking and investment firms, big insurers and telecommunications firms like Verizon and AT&T, and energy companies. Staff members have ties to Republican elected officials.[1] Geduldig was formerly political director for Ohio Republican House Representative John Boehner, who is now Speaker of the House, and also served as senior adviser to former House Republican whip Roy Blunt. [2] The previous name of the company was Clark Lytle and Geduldig.

Politico wrote this about Clark Lytle and Geduldig:

Launched in the Republican dark ages of 2008, this nimble GOP shop — specializing in financial services lobbying — now stands to make big dollars on the depth of their Republican connections. This summer, the firm partnered with former House Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce, who has personal connections with many key House Republicans from her eight terms as a lawmaker from Ohio. Sam Geduldig worked for Republican leadership the last time the GOP ran the House, as Boehner’s political director and a senior adviser to now Missouri Sen.-elect Roy Blunt, who was then No. 3 in House leadership. Michigander Gary Lytle has longtime relationships with Michigan Republican Reps. Dave Camp and Fred Upton, who are in line to chair the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees, respectively. And Steve Clark goes back to Boehner’s Ohio statehouse days. As a state lobbyist for Ohio Bell Telephone Co., Clark met Boehner when he was a freshman state representative.[3]

CLGC employs a former policy aide to House Speaker John Boehner named Jay Cranford. In an announcement, Clark Lytle wrote that "Roll Call reported that Cranford was among a cadre of top GOP staffers that lobbyists, corporate executives and headhunters had on their wish lists because of their connections to top House Republicans."[4]

Targeting the Occupy Wall Street movement

On 20 November 2011, a CLGC memo addressed to the American Banking Association was leaked on a proposal to study the Occupy Wall Street movement and how to target them with a smear campaign.[5]

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Clark, Lytle & Geduldig
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 750 South
Washington, D.C. 20004
Office: (202) 628-0028


  1. Clark Lytle and Geduldig Clients, organizational website, accessed September 1, 2011
  2. Marisa Kashino, Clark Lytle & Geduldig Sam Geduldig: 40 Under 40, announcement, May 23, 2011
  3. Chris Frates Republican Lobbyists on the Rise Again, Politico, November 15, 2010
  4. Kate Ackley, Clark Lytle and Geduldig Boehner Aide Exiting for K Street, announcement, May 1, 2011
  5. Democracy Now News, 21 November 2011, around the 7:30 minute mark.