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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