INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Coats has released
more than 800 pages of lobbying records on his website in an effort
to clear up questions about his past and respond to attacks by
The new information released Saturday didn't stem the flood of
Democratic criticism against Coats, a former lobbyist hoping to
beat Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth to return to the U.S.
Coats says he hopes the records will give Indiana voters a more
accurate picture of his background.
Democrats have linked Coats with Venezuelan president Hugo
Chavez, the Middle Eastern nation of Yemen and BP.
Coats says he's never worked for Chavez, Yemen or BP and that
such charges are "offensive" and "ludicrous."
Coats is trying to win back his former Senate seat.
Democrats' site attacking Coats for his lobbying work:
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