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Campaign 2008 / Obama vs. McCain / Lobbyists #900013

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 2008
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) Senator John McCain and the lobbyists featured; video shown from the International Republican Inst. {IRI}. [McCAIN - speaks against lobbyists.] [University of Virginia Larry SABATO†- says access is the name of the game and the politicians work with lobbyists.] [Former IRI staffer Todd HARRIS†- comments on the relationship.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Mattingly) Senator Barack Obama's relationship with lobbyists examined; details given about the money machine that is the Obama campaign and business contributors' link to lobbyists and "bundlers." [OBAMA - speaks against lobbyists.] [The Politico Lisa LERER†- comments on money from big business.] E-mail quoted. [Center for Responsive Politics Sheila KRUMHOLZ†- says Obama has raised 52.2 million from bundlers.] Obama political ad shown.

Brown, Campbell;
Johns, Joe;
Mattingly, David

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