Sunday, August 10, 2008

McCain's Campiagn Manager, Lobbyist Rick Davis, Pocketed $600,000 For Selling Off 8,000 Jobs In Ohio-- With McCain's Help


Since our discussion with Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Jane Mitakides last month, we've been trying to show the relationship between Republican economic policies and inordinate job losses for Americans, particularly in the case of Ohio, whose blind loyalty to Republican politicians has been rewarded with worse job losses than any other state in the country.

But now it turns out that it wasn't just bad Republican economic and trade policies that are responsible for the loss of over 8,000 jobs in Mitakides' district-- it's currently represented by aggressive "free" trader and Bush rubber stamp Mike Turner-- but corrupt lobbying practices as well. The chief lobbyist for the German company that is causing this mess? Rick Davis, not just one of the 200 lobbyists working to elect McCain, but his campaign chair. And Senator McCain greased the skids for his pal Davis to be able to pull of this deal-- and make around $600,000.

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