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The North State Journal, the only statewide newspaper in North Carolina, recently released its inaugural ranking of the state’s top lobbyists.

Applying its objective methodology, out of the more than 650 men and women hired to navigate the intersection between business, politics and public policy statewide, North State named John Hardin one North Carolina’s ten best lobbyists.

In addition to examining results achieved, North State surveyed legislators, staffers, reporters and business leaders, as well as assessed the ‘significance’ of lobbyists’ clients – by size, market capitalization and trade publication rankings.

Less than 4% of all registered lobbyists made the list.

Hardin, a litigation partner and lobbyist with Manning Fulton, represented 29 clients this year, including Food Lion, SAS Institute, Bayer, Allstate and Expedia.

For more information about Manning Fulton’s Government Relations practice, led by Mr. Hardin, please click here.  To discuss ways in which Mr. Hardin and Manning Fulton’s Government Relations team may be of assistance to you or your organization, please feel free to contact him at jhardin@manningfulton.com.


About Manning Fulton

Manning Fulton was founded in 1955 by Howard Manning and Charles Fulton, and is one of the longest-lasting law partnerships in North Carolina. In its nearly seven decades faithfully serving the Triangle and all of North Carolina, Manning Fulton has grown with its clients and this remarkable state. Today, more than 40 attorneys, averaging more than 20 years’ experience in their respective fields, provide the full suite of legal services to businesses and individuals. The firm’s attorneys are uniquely committed to first-rate, accessible, no-nonsense expertise and the development of a lasting relationship with every client. Put simply, we focus on what matters.

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