Early filing is good enough for stat ethics officials
“I have filed every disclosure that has ever been required.”
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, July 5th, 2010
Not one of D.C.'s biggest lobbyists, but a lobbyist nonetheless
After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
A Lincoln Continental then, a Lincoln Navigator now
"Bill Young uses his campaign money for, among other things, a luxury car."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, April 26th, 2010
McCain teams up with old rival, scandals notwithstanding
McCain is "raising campaign cash with one of (Jack) Abramoff's closest business partners: scandal-plagued conservative activist Ralph Reed."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
McCain campaign bouyed by Airbus execs and lobbyists
"McCain got more money from Airbus' U.S. executives than any other politician."
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Obama said he'd pursue it, but opted out
Says Obama has flip-flopped on public campaign financing.
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 24th, 2008
He's got some numbers to back him up
"You know, the approval rating of Congress is down to 13 percent."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
McCain proposed bill that didn't pass
"Ten years ago, John McCain offered a bill that said he would ban a candidate from paying registered lobbyists."
— Politifact National on Friday, May 23rd, 2008
They were hired
McCain "hired some of the biggest lobbyists in Washington to run his campaign."
Obama's right, McCain's campaign said it doesn't matter
When McCain was questioned about hiring lobbyists to his campaign staff, "his top lobbyist actually had the nerve to say, 'The American people won't care about this.' "
Clinton accepts lobbyist money
"Hillary Clinton has taken over $800,000 from lobbyists."
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 17th, 2008
A small amount before he announced
"(Obama) did accept donations from lobbyists and PACs and he spent money in this campaign from that, through his political action committee."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 27th, 2008
42.4 percent by our calculations
Obama spent "40 percent of the PAC money, 43 percent to be exact, on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina politicians."
Obama rakes it in from small donors
"I'm proud of the fact that I've raised more money from small donors than anybody else, and that we're getting $25, $50, $100 donations, and we've done very well doing it that way."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
Lobbyists live in Obama's glass house
"Sen. Obama's chair in New Hampshire is a lobbyist. He lobbies for the drug companies."
— Politifact National on Sunday, January 6th, 2008
A military victory for Paul
"I get the most money from active duty officers and military personnel."
— Politifact National on Thursday, November 29th, 2007