McCain Has Strong Ties To Corporate Lobbyists at Center of Bailout

Election '08

The Wall Street Journal reports that lobbyists for Wall Street firms have dispensed with traditionally subtle lobbying tactics and launched an aggressive campaign to ensure that the terms of the Treasury's proposed bailout are as favorable to the finance industry as possible.

A major player in this effort is the Financial Services Roundtable, a "lobbying group representing the nation's banks" with significant ties to Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) presidential campaign. According to a MotherJones report, current and former lobbyists for the Roundtable that have worked or fundraised for McCain's campaign include:

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