Eric Shuffler, low bidder

Pay-to-Play reforms in New York have been good for lobbyist Eric Shuffler, a former aide to Robert Torricelli and James E. McGreevey who wrote Governor Jon Corzine’s State of the State address earlier this year. Shuffler also wrote the State of the City address for New York City Council President Christine Quinn. While Corzine paid Schuffler through the Democratic State Committee, his New York speech was paid out of taxpayer dollars. Quinn put the speechwriting gig out for bid and Shuffler won.

Eric Shuffler, low bidder