Many of the top fundraisers that have signed up for John McCain's presidential campaign have deep ties to the "soft-money" donations to political parties and 527 nonprofit political groups that McCain has fought to end.
SOFT-MONEY DONATIONS SINCE THE 1998 ELECTION
A. Jerrold Perenchio, chairman of the Spanish-language media giant Univision and a McCain national finance co-chairman: $11.3 million
Donald Bren, chairman of the Irvine Co. real estate investment firm and a national finance co-chairman: $714,500
Henry Kravis, a financier who is raising money for McCain in the New York area: $600,000
Thomas Loeffler, a former congressman turned lobbyist who is a national finance co-chairman: $369,000
Lewis M. Eisenberg, former Goldman Sachs partner and a Bush "Ranger" in 2004, now national finance co-chairman for McCain: $215,000
John A. Moran, the retired chairman of the Dyson-Kissner-Moran investment firm and a national finance co-chairman: $125,000
John Thain, a top official of the New York Stock Exchange and a national finance co-chairman: $60,000
Robert A. Mosbacher, a former commerce secretary who is helping McCain in Texas; credited with raising $20 million in soft money during the 1988 election
SOURCE: Federal Election Commission records and IRS 527 reports.