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Special Interest Groups #255219

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 24, 1978
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy statements with regard to growing influence of special interest groups noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Special interest groups' campaign contribution figs. detailed. [KENNEDY - quotes Mark Twain with regard to best Congress money can buy.] Largest campaign contributions by organized labor noted. [Machinists Union president William WINPISINGER - expresses frustration with elected officials who accept campaign contributions, but don't vote as should on crucial issues.] [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Fred RADEWAGEN - tells of trying to encourage those in agreement on issues to run for office.] Conclusion of Common Cause study cited.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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