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  Lobbyist linked by Times to McCain sues paper
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Last EditedJ.R.  Dec 30, 2008 04:24pm
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News DateWednesday, December 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionRICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Washington lobbyist sued The New York Times for $27 million Tuesday over an article that she says gave the false impression she had an affair with Sen. John McCain in 1999.

The newspaper stood by the story.

Vicki L. Iseman filed the defamation suit in U.S. District Court in Richmond. It also names as defendants the Times' executive editor, its Washington bureau chief and four reporters.

Iseman represented telecommunications companies before the Senate Commerce Committee, which McCain chaired. In February, as McCain was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, the Times reported that McCain aides once worried the relationship between Iseman and McCain had turned romantic.
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