Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Group Tied to McCain Got Cable Donation | ajc.com

Group Tied to McCain Got Cable Donation | ajc.com
WASHINGTON — A senator promotes a government policy sought by a corporation while a tax-exempt group closely tied to him solicits and gets $200,000 from the same company.

Campaign finance watchdogs say that creates the appearance of a conflict of interest. To their surprise, the senator is Arizona Republican John McCain, whom they usually praise for advocating campaign finance restrictions.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., meets reporters on Capitol Hill in this Jan. 13, 2005 file photo. McCain, who champions ridding politics of big money, pressed a cable company's case for pricing changes with regulators at the same time a tax-exempt group that he co-founded solicited $200,000 in contributions from the company.

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