“Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), who has made a fight against corporate special interests a centerpiece of his front-running campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has raised more money from paid lobbyists than any other senator over the past 15 years, federal records show.

Kerry, a 19-year veteran of the Senate who fought and won four expensive political campaigns, has received nearly $640,000 from lobbyists, many representing telecommunications and financial companies with business before his committee, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. … “

> W. Post: “Kerry Leads in Lobby Money”

See also:

> AP: “Gore campaigns for Dean ahead of candidate’s town hall meeting”
> AP: “Kerry campaign visits Detroit-area churches, mosques”

Author: Rob