A brief history of John McCain's Lobbyist Connections and Corruption
Last week, two McCain staffers resigned after it was reportedthat they had performed extensive lobbying on behalf of the Burmesejunta. However, Doug Goodyear and Doug Davenport are the not the onlylobbyists on McCain’s campaign staff with ties to unsavoryinternational figures.
Three otherlobbyists, Charlie Black, Tom Loeffler, and Peter Madigan, and theirfirms’ clients, have generated at least $3.5 million in campaigndonations to Sen. McCain over his career, according to Campaign MoneyWatch analysis of campaign finance data provided by the nonpartisanCenter for Responsive Politics (hyperlink: www.opensecrets.org). DCIGroup, which employed Davenport and Goodyear, and their clientsprovided less than a quarter as much campaign money -- $817,685 — toMcCain’s elections.
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