Tim McKone is a lobbyist working for AT&T. He was formerly vice president for congressional affairs at SBC Communications, Inc. In 2000, he was one of John McCain's primary fundraisers in McCain's primary presidential campaign. In a review of Washington D.C.-based lobbyists The Hill wrote, "McKone could be the ideal man to run the merged lobby shop of three telecom behemoths."
- "Wash. Post's Cohen touted McCain's 'visceral hostility' toward lobbyists, ignoring longstanding, growing relationship", Media Matters, Dec 20, 2006.
- "Best in the Business", The Hill, April 24, 2007.
- "McKone, Timothy P - Career Client List, 1998 - 2006", Open Secrets, accessed July 2007.