Report Details McCain's Ties to 177
and What That Means to American Families
"This analysis makes it crystal clear that despite his campaign's claims that John McCain 'doesn't run with the
The report, prepared by the Democratic National Committee, shows that while John McCain is trying to recast himself as a reformer, he just recently named long-time
The report, entitled "No Reformer: McCain Puts Lobbyists First While Americans Struggle," outlines what four more years under McCain's industry-driven policy and insider politics would mean for Americans.
The three-part report begins with an executive summary outlining McCain's ties to special interests and their disastrous implications for Americans on everything from the economy to foreign policy. A "By the Numbers" section quantifies McCain's ties to lobbyists (177 lobbyists advising him or fundraising for the campaign), McCain's lobbyists' earnings (more than $930 million), and campaign contributions to McCain from his lobbyists' clients (nearly $12 million).
The second section – “McCain Lobbyists, Inc." – highlights the dishonorable ties and deeds of McCain's top lobbyist-advisors: Rick Davis, Charlie Black, Phil Gramm, Randy Scheunemann, Nancy Pfotenhauer, Frank Donatelli, John Green, and Wayne Berman. The section also features key details on these would-be McCain Administration members' clients, ranging from oil and gas industry giants to foreign dictators and despots guilty of murder and egregious human rights violations.
The final section analyzes the impact of Bush's industry-driven policies over the past eight years and what four more years of an Administration that puts lobbyists first will mean for Americans. An appendix lists the lobbyists and clients behind the McCain campaign in full and by industry to expose who's really driving the "Straight-Talk Express."
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