McCain, Obama Battle Over Lobbyist Policy

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Obama, asked about several McCain advisers leaving the campaign, calls his rival a “creature of Washington” in Milwaukee, Oregon press availability.

On former advisers’ lobbyist, foreign government ties: “That I don’t think represents the kind of change that the American people are looking for.” Read transcript here.

McCain camp responds, invoking Obama’s relationship with former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers.

“Barack Obama’s dragging the names of good people through the mud publicly is the worst type of character assassination, especially when he has not made the names of his policy advisors public.” Read full response here.

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