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McCain Camp Blasts Obama for Passing on Public Campaign Financing

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WASHINGTON (AP) - John McCain's campaign says Barack Obama "has
revealed himself to be just another typical politician."
They're reacting to the Democratic presidential candidate's
decision to forgo public financing for his White House campaign.
Obama had made a commitment to accept public financing if McCain
did as well. But in a video message to supporters today, Obama says
the system is broken and Republicans have "become masters at
gaming" it.
While he will be passing up more than 84 million dollars, Obama
has shattered fundraising records this campaign season, taking in
more than 265 million dollars through April.
Obama would be the first candidate to pass up the public money
since Congress passed campaign finance laws in the wake of
Watergate in the 1970s.
McCain has taken steps to accept the public funds. His campaign
says the decision shows Obama "will do and say whatever is most
expedient."
McCain and Obama both declined public financing in the primary
contests, avoiding the spending limits that come attached to the
money.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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