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Campaign Finance Reform / Senate / States #170149

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The defeat in the Senate of the McCain-Feingold bill for campaign finance reform introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The killing of the reform legislation by the amendment and filibuster by majority leader Senator Trent Lott outlined; details given of the political stances by the Republicans and Democrats that prevented real reform. [Before the vote, McCAIN - comments.] [LOTT - says this legislation will not pass.] The need for pressure from the public if the system is to change discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Campaign finance reform at the state level noted; map shown. The California law limiting campaign spending cited.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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