Who were the 1Q Wolves of Adams Street?

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Lobbyists face a deadline next week for submitting reports about the sources and amounts of their compensation during the first three months of 2014.

This will be the first time governmental affairs firms will submit reports since the Legislature implemented new guidelines for auditing lobbying compensation reports, although the auditing firms actually won’t begin randomly selecting firms until 2015.

As Aaron Deslatte reportedmany lobbyists have quietly grumbled that rival firms have been inflating their numbers — by, for instance, double-reporting the same amounts on both their legislative and executive reports.

With the possibility of audits hanging over Adams Street, it’s expected that some firms reported revenues may decline from last year.

That’s why we’ll be reporting who were the 1st Quarter Wolves of Adams Street.

Which firms do you think made Jordan Belfort-like money? Of course, Ballard, SSG, Capital City Consulting, GrayRobinson, and Ron Book will make the list, but who else will be in the Top 10?

Email me at Peter@Extensive-Enterprises with insights, predictions, and pre-butting (“Well, we didn’t have as big a first quarter as we expected because our contracts were deferred until the beginning of session.”)

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.