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Former senator John McCain’s legislative director Joe Donoghue works at his desk in Sen. Jon Kyl's office on Capitol Hill in December. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post). They don’t make staffers like Joe Donoghue anymore. Donoghue, 49, just ended a more than 31-year run working his way up from the mail room to the pinnacle of power in the U.S. Senate, almost all of it at the side of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Donoghue helped expose wasteful spending and helped write legislation that overhauled campaign finance and ethics laws. He worked two presidential campaigns and made his fair share of mistakes that led to some lively tongue lashings. Finally, he served as a de facto counselor for a s... Читать полностью

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