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Campaign 1976 / Dole / Wild / Gulf Oil Contributions #248326

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 08, 1976
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(Studio) Former Gulf lobbyist Claude Wild, Junior says he didn't contribute money to Republican Vice President choice Senator Robert Dole in 1970.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Documents show money given to Dole to give to other Republican candidates was from legal Gulf Oil campaign fund. Documents shown, evidence noted. Both Dole and Wild say it wasn't done. Documents show money supposed to go to Representative Thomas Kleppe. Wild says today he's done Dole disservice and information he gave wrong despite documents. (Interview by Barry Serafin.) [WILD - says recollection today is money wasn't given to Dole; doesn't know why check stub notations say it was.] Wild says he thinks he kept money about 2 years and then made contribution to Senator Howard Baker; won't comment on whether he gave Dole money in 1973 from secret fund; such funds have been major part of Watergate special prosecutor's investigation.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Mudd, Roger;
Schakne, Robert

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