McCain Loses 5th Adviser Over Lobbying Ties

Co-chair's company banked nearly $15M from Saudi deals
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted May 18, 2008 3:41 PM CDT
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., smiles as he arrives at his chartered plane on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Newark, N.J.    (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A high-ranking John McCain adviser has dropped out over his lobbying ties, Politico reports. Former Rep. Thomas Loeffler, McCain's national co-chair, is the fifth lobbying-connected resignation from the camp this week—and proof that McCain is serious about his lobbying shakeout. But not all in the GOP are thrilled. “No one in real America cares,” one key Republican said. “But McCain cares.”