On Monday, news broke that could cost one of the candidates his presidency. It was reported that during the campaign for the 2008 presidency, President Barry Washington's campaign manager paid the AARP an undisclosed amount of money for their support in the campaign. When asked why he accepted the money, AARP leader Thomas Brown said "the money is too good." The AARP has an estimated 40 million members, and support from such a large interest group would sway the election. President Washington declined to comment on the scandal.