McCain introduced at health care event by health care lobbyist.

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At his health care policy event yesterday at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Florida, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was introduced by the institute’s chairman, former Republican senator Connie Mack. But, as Hotline reports, Mack is more than just a chairman. He’s also a registered state lobbyist “advocating for health insurance companies“:

According to the official site of the Florida Legislature, Mack is registered in 2008 to lobby for Prestige Health Choice, a Florida company. The co. is “filing to become approved by the state of Florida as a Provider Service Network,” and according to a company release dated Nov. 16, 2007, “Prestige will first provide Medicaid managed care services to Florida residents.”

According to Hotline’s Jennifer Skalka, “the McCain campaign lobbied On Call feverishly to tank” its reporting on Mack’s role as a lobbyist, calling the story “ludicrous, absurd and ridiculous.”

Update

Over at the Wonk Room, Matt Duss looks at another lobbyist working on McCain’s team.

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