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Reelection Fundraising Controversy #107802

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Brit Hume) Controversy over ploy used by Congress to raise funds for reelec. campaigns. said illustrated by recent announcement of new Senator Fin. Committee chairperson Lloyd Bentsen; details given, scenes shown. Bentsen's predecessor Senator Bob Packwood's similar tactic recalled. [Senator Robert BYRD - supports bill introduction by Senator David Boren.] [Later, BYRD - notes his dilemma with own fundraising plan.] Bentsen's decision to abandon tactic due to controversy noted; Mark Russell quoted.

Reporter(s):
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:01:50

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