McCain's Favorite Casino Lobbyists Lend A Hand After McCain Stacks the Deck in Their Favor
Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee today released a new web video highlighting John McCain's history of stacking the deck in favor of his favorite gambling industry lobbyists. The video comes on the heels of a new report outlining McCain's pattern of using his position as the chairman of a key Senate committee to tip the scales in favor of casino lobbyists with connections to his family and campaigns -- even if it meant reversing long held positions.
The video, called " Betting on McCain ," shows McCain stacking the deck in favor of friends and former campaign aides who lobbied for the casinos with business before McCain's committee. In return, those casino lobbyists organized gambling trips to casinos for McCain (whose reputation as a high roller is well known), steered hundreds of thousands of dollars to his campaign, and at least 40 of them went to work for or are helping raise money for McCain's current campaign.
Later this week, the DNC will launch new web ads highlighting the "Betting on McCain" video that will run on a number of major news sites -- including political, religious and conservative news sites.
To see the new DNC Web Video "Betting on McCain," click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGq6UCIKEkM
DNC Web Video: "Betting on McCain"
MCCAIN: "Well, I am a betting man." [NBC Nightly News, 9/25/08]
CHYRON: Betting on McCain? Casino Lobbyists Are
IMAGE: "For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling Industry" [New York Times, 9/28/08]
CHYRON: John McCain Stacked The Deck For His Favorite Lobbyists
PHOTO AND CHRYON: Scott Reed, Former Aide & Lobbyist
PHOTO AND CHRYON: Wes Gullett, Lobbyist & Family Friend
CHYRON: And They Returned The Favor ...
CHYRON: $400,000 Casino Campaign Fundraisers / PHOTO: Casino [New York Times, 9/28/08]
CHYRON: Gambling With Casino Lobbyists At 2:30AM / PHOTO: McCain Gambling [New York Times, 9/28/08]
CHYRON: Fundraisers with Famous Vegas Tycoons / PHOTO: Sheldon Adelson [Las Vegas Review-Journal, 3/29/08]
CHYRON: 40 Gambling Lobbyists on the Campaign [New York Times, 9/28/08]
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