September 18, 2007

JOHN EDWARDS GOES AFTER HILLARY:

In its most direct attack on Hillary Rodham Clinton, the campaign of Democratic presidential contender John Edwards on Tuesday denounced a fundraising luncheon that included sessions for Clinton donors with members of Congress who have expertise in homeland security.

“Today’s Clinton fundraising event is a ‘poster child’ for what is wrong with Washington and what should never happen again with a candidate running for the highest office in the land,” Edwards’ senior adviser Joe Trippi said in a letter to supporters.

Edwards and Barack Obama have declined money from individuals who lobby the federal government and have tried to portray Clinton, who does accept lobbyists’ money, as beholden to special interests. Obama and Edwards do accept money from corporate executives whose industries have interests in government policies.

He’ll be hearing from Jane Hamsher about this, I imagine.

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