Lobbyist Ban Deep-Sixed?

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July 29, 2008 7:28 p.m.

A while back the McCain put a new rule in place that no one involved in their campaign could be a federal lobbyist or foreign agent. But CBS has an interview out with McCain campaign manager Rick Davis that appears to say that rule is no longer in effect. Asked how many lobbyists work on the campaign, Davis tells Katie Couric: “We don’t make it a litmus test for employment at the McCain campaign.”

The Obama camp is flogging this tonight. But how is this not a reversal of their rule?

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