CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 05, 1970
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(Studio) Pol. campaign contributions raise legal and ethical questions; Seafarers International Union indicted for illegal funds to both ptys. in 1968.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Legis. sometimes shaped by money; SIU gives more than any other union each year; illegal for union to make contributions; SIU wants $200-300 million per year government maritime subsidy contd.; union romances House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee; committee union leaders refuse interview; Republicans deny contributions influence votes. [Representative Jacob GILBERT - tells of SIU contributing to his campaign.] [Representative Bertram PODELL - tells of not recing. SIU contribution since voted against bill they favored.] Democratic Party received $200,000 from SIU after then-Secretary of State Dean Rusk refused Canadian extradition of union leader; just 1 example of special interest money in pols.
REPORTER: Morton Dean
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