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McCain Took $51,400 From Partners Of Law Firm Founded By Charles Keating, Including Own Nephew

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Twenty years later and John McCain (R) is still lining his campaign pockets with contributions associated with Charles Keating, who you'll recall was Cindy McCain's business partner prior to the infamous Keating Five scandal which tarnished McCain's own political career.

On July 31, 2008, campaign finance records show that McCain accepted more than $50,000 in contributions from 41 partners of the Cincinnati law firm Keating Muething & Klekamp. As the name suggests, the firm was founded by Charles Keating. Among the partners who contributed was none other than Keating's nephew, William J. Keating, Jr..

There was no McCain fundraiser in the Cincinnati area on or around July 31st, so it appears that someone was bundling these contributions. Yet, no one from the Keating firm is listed among McCain's disclosure of bundlers of $50,000 or more. Was McCain reluctant to list someone from the law firm that Charles Keating founded as one of his bundler?

(Click here for list of attorneys at the Keating firm)

BRUN, JAMES H MR

NORTH BEND,OH 45052    7/31/08    $500



BUCK, MATTHEW K MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500



BURKE, JAMES E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $2,300



CALLOW, JOSEPH M MR JR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



COFFARO, STEVEN C MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $400



COLETTI, ROBERT E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45243    7/31/08    $2,300



COLETTI, ROBERT E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45243    7/31/08    $2,300



CUSTER, DAVID A MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500



DENTON, D BROCK MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500



DORGER, PAUL D MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45208    7/31/08    $500



FERSHTMAN, ALAN S MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500



FRONDUTI, JOHN S MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



GARDNER, DON R MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $250



GARDNER, J NEAL MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



GARRY, TIMOTHY A MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45213    7/31/08    $1,000



GOODSON, STEPHEN M MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45233    7/31/08    $2,300



IRWIN, KEVIN E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45208    7/31/08    $2,300



IZENSON, DANIEL E MRS

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



JANSING, JAMES M MR

NORTH BEND,OH 45052    7/31/08    $1,000



KEATING, WILLIAM J MR JR

CINCINNATI,OH 45226    7/31/08    $1,000



KING, GAIL MS

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/1/08    $1,000



KLEKAMP, DONALD P MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45243    7/31/08    $2,300



KLEKAMP, MARIANNE MRS

CINCINNATI,OH 45243    7/31/08    $2,300



KREIDER, GARY P MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $2,300



KREIDER, GARY P MR

NEW RICHMOND,OH 45157    4/1/08    $500



KREIDER, GARY P MR

NEW RICHMOND,OH 45157    5/5/08    $500



KREIDER, GARY P MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $200



MATTHEWS, JAMES R MR


CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



MICHEL, LISA W MRS

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



MINDRUM, MARY ELLEN MALAS MRS

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/1/08    $1,000



MONTGOMERY, DAVID K MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $2,300



MEISENHELDER, JOHN F MR

LOVELAND,OH 45140    7/31/08    $1,000



MUETHING, PAUL V MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $2,300



POSEY, WILLIAM MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45241    7/31/08    $1,000



RAMSEY, JAMIE MICHAEL MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $250



ROACH, ADRIENNE MS

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $250



ROWE, RACHEL A MS


CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/1/08    $1,000



SANKER, ROBERT G MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45244    7/31/08    $1,000



SIMS, MARK E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500



SPOOR, RICHARD D MR

PARK HILLS,KY 41011    7/31/08    $1,000



STEINBERG, KALMAN MR

FORT MITCHELL,KY 41011    7/31/08    $500



STEINER, EDWARD E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45208    6/19/08    $1,300



STEINER, EDWARD E MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45208    5/16/08    $1,000



TEPE, THOMAS M MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $250



UTTER, GREGORY M MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



WEISS, HERBERT D MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



WEISS, MARK A MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $1,000



WHITAKER, JAMES R MR

CINCINNATI,OH 45202    7/31/08    $500

It's noteworthy that McCain still can't seem to separate himself from the political scandal that will occupy a major portion of his political obituary...

(Source: OpenSecrets.org)

Mark Nickolas is the Managing Editor of Political Base, and this story was from his original post, "McCain Took $51,400 From Partners Of Law Firm Founded By Charles Keating, Including Own Nephew"