Sunday, April 27, 2008

More campaign finance from Mr. Clean

McCain Used Wife’s Jet for Little Cost

Given Senator John McCain’s signature stance on campaign finance reform, it was not surprising that he backed legislation last year requiring presidential candidates to pay the actual cost of flying on corporate jets. The law, which requires campaigns to pay charter rates when using such jets rather than cheaper first-class fares, was intended to reduce the influence of lobbyists and create a level financial playing field.

But over a seven-month period beginning last summer, Mr. McCain’s cash-short campaign gave itself an advantage by using a corporate jet owned by a company headed by his wife, Cindy McCain, according to public records. For five of those months, the plane was used almost exclusively for campaign-related purposes, those records show.

I know I've said it before: we need to make sure people see what McCain is really like.


Blogger Stevem said...

I have two questions: Did the legislation become law? Did the McCain campaign pay for the use of the jet?

April 30, 2008 8:39 AM  

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