McCain’s Lobbyist Friends Rally ‘Round Their Man
Group: Campaign Finance Reformer Has the Most Lobbyists Raising Campaign Money
[…] McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates, according to the latest finding from government watchdog group Public Citizen. The group, which advocates for public financing of elections, has identified more than 2,300 well-connected individuals, known as “bundlers,” who have solicited contributions from friends and associates on behalf of a presidential candidate.
McCain is known as a champion of campaign finance reform. His campaign Web site touts the senator’s credentials as a reformer, stating that he has fought for “greater transparency regarding the official activities of lobbyists” and the “disclosure of how candidates and campaigns are funded.”[…]