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McCain Campaign Manager: We Do Hire Lobbyists

08/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Last night, Rick Davis, the campaign manager for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., gave CBS News' Katie Couric a confusing answer to a question about lobbyists working for the campaign.

"How many lobbyists work here?" Couric asked from McCain HQ.

"We don't make it a litmus test for employment at the McCain campaign," Davis said. "It goes without saying that some people who are involved in the lobbying profession do it because they are interested in that side of the equation. They're interested in government, they're interested in Congress, they're interested in public service."

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