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Posted inMoney and Politics

Lobbyists for foreign governments raise money, get meetings

Top fundraisers for the presidential campaigns of Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain lobby on behalf of foreign governments, and in some cases, helped their clients gain access to the senators, according to a CIR and ABCNews.com investigation. >> Read the story on ABCNews.com. >> View CIR’s chart “Web of Influence” and source documents.

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Bundled donations could hurt candidates

Earlier this year, top Clinton fundraiser Norman Hsu was found to be a fugitive avoiding prison for grand theft. A CIR investigation for Politico finds new examples of presidential candidates relying on fundraisers with questionable backgrounds. A fundraiser for Mitt Romney was recently suspended from practicing law. A backer of Barack Obama defaulted on loans. […]