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'88 Vote / Campaign Debts #110756

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Barry Serafin) President cands.' concern over campaign debts and new trend toward not granting campaigns. credit but demanding cash up front examined; outstanding campaign debts of Jimmy Carter, John Connally, John Glenn, Alan Cranston listed as example [CRANSTON - cites relationship between presidential race and cands.' necessary indebtedness.] Gary Hart's remaining campaign debt from last race at time he entered 1988 campaign noted; Tri-State Envelope Corp.'s suit against him to collect mentioned. [Tri-State spokesperson David ZUKERBERG - explains new approach to avoid repeating experience with Hart.] Experience of Richard Gephardt's Iowa campaign director William Fleming illustrated. [FLEMING - feels paying up front is fair.] [Representative Patricia SCHROEDER - agrees; doesn't feel indebted candidate has any credibility when discussing reducing federal deficit.] Cands.' moral and legal obligations toward campaign debts considered.

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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