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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Public Citizen, inc.

Author(s): Alex Cohen; Taylor Lincoln

Topic: Government (Executive power)
Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: fundraising; lobbyist; presidential; campaign

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The number of lobbyists raising money for the 2008 presidential candidates already has eclipsed the total for the entire 2004 campaign. A new Public Citizen study shows that so far, candidates still in the race have recruited 142 federal lobbyists to raise money for their campaigns, compared to 136 lobbyist fundraisers in 2004. It underscores the need to update the presidential public financing system so that presidential candidates wont rely on influence peddlers to fuel their campaigns.

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