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Abramoff Scandal | Politics
McCain cites tribes in GOP acceptance speech


Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) accepted his party's presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention on Thursday.

McCain cited his record as an opponent of corruption in his speech at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. "I've fought lobbyists who stole from Indian tribes," he said.

McCain served two terms as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. In his second term, he focused on convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who was sentenced on Thursday for four years in prison for defrauding his tribal clients out of millions of dollars.

McCain's running mate is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), whose husband, Todd Palin, is Alaska Native.

Get the Story:
'Change Is Coming,' McCain Says (The Washington Post 9/5)
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McCain Vows to End ‘Partisan Rancor,’ Seizing Theme of Change From Rival (The New York Times 9/5)
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Relevant Documents:
Transcript of McCain Speech (September 4, 2008)

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