CNN: Federally funded group unites McCain with lobbyists

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:02 EDT
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CNN’s Joe John’s reported that John McCain is a supporter of the International Republican Institute in Washington, DC. The group’s website shows John McCain being introduced by Chairman of AT&T who had recently contributed $200,000 to the institute. At the time, McCain was still the chairman of the Senate committee that regulates telephone companies.

AT&T said that there were no strings attached to the donation. A former McCain staffer also told John’s that there was no quid pro quo.

This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast July 29, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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