10/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Daley Fires Back At McCain

Obama advisor Bill Daley fired back at John McCain after the Republican presidential nominee included the former U.S. Commerce Secretary in a hard-hitting ad tying Obama to the "corrupt Chicago political machine."

"The whole thing is an outright lie," Daley told Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed. "The ad claims I'm a lobbyist. I've never been a lobbyist! My son, Bill, was a lobbyist five years ago. I don't know what they're talking about."

Daley, whose begun polling for a possible 2010 gubernatorial run, said McCain even called him "the greatest U.S. Commerce secretary ever" at a conference 18 months ago.

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