McCain's National Finance Co-Chair Resigns

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

John McCain's national finance co-chairman has resigned because of ties to lobbyists.

Former Texas Congressman Thomas Loeffler resigned after the campaign instructed staff last week to disclose all lobbying ties and to make certain they are no longer registered as lobbyists or foreign agents.

Loeffler lobbies for the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, which with Northrop Grumman won a lucrative contract to provide air refueling tankers for the Air Force. McCain helped scuttle an earlier contract that would've gone to a competitor.

Past lobbying work does not automatically disqualify someone from working for McCain's campaign. But McCain is seeking not only to comply with laws but also to live up to a higher standard to help showcase his image as a reformer of money in politics.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19070204 -
Gray Television, Inc.