To avoid any appearance of favoritism, his aides say, Baucus quietly began refusing contributions from health-care political action committees after June 1.
How admirable. But just hours later, the Sunlight Foundation found that on June 15, Baucus took in $5000 from Schering-Plough Corporation Better Government Fund.
"And what is Schering-Plough Corporation Better Government Fund?" asks Sunlight's Paul Blumenthal. "It's a Lobbyist/Registrant PAC."
We'll let you know if Baucus's office has anything to say in response.
Late Update: A Baucus spokesman tells TPMmuckraker the donation was returned.