On April 2, 1987, Sen. John McCain and four other US Senators met with federal regulators and tried to strong arm them on behalf of a contributor, Charles Keating Jr., who running an Arizona real estate business and the Lincoln Savings and Loan. The senators, soon to become disgracefully known as the Keating Five, were all investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee. McCain was close to Keating, and Keating and his associates donated $112,000 to McCain's campaign.
So as McCain embarks on his Bio Tour, why isn't Room 328 of the Hart Senate Office Building -- where the meeting took place -- on his list of places to visit? And given that the Keating Five scandal was what McCain attributes for his shift on campaign finance reform, why has McCain distanced himself from the two major pieces of legislation to overhaul federal election laws on this campaign?