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Campaign Reform Law / Funds #238715

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1975
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(Studio) Although campaign reform law passed, many find pols. as usual.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President signed bill with reservations 4 mos. ago. Supporters of law say President and Congress leadership trying to weaken law through appts. of election commission; commission responsible for enforcement. Mike Mansfield's choice for commission asks that his name be withdrawn. Hugh Scott defends his choice, Pennsylvania fashion show consultant, as well qualified. In House, Tip O'Neill and John Rhodes chose defeated Congmen. from own party [Common Cause Vice President Fred WERTHEIMER - expresses outrage over appts. Discusses Ford administration's reaction to commission] George Wallace and Henry Jackson have both raised over $1 million; file reports with GAO, but election staff has no auditing or enforcing capacity. So far, White House hasn't announced commission nominees.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Cronkite, Walter;
Stahl, Lesley

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