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Politics and Lobbyists #315517

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Lesley Stahl) Pol. lobbyists' criticism that pols. to whose campaigns. they have contributed are no longer meeting their needs examined; details given, scenes shown. [American Retail Federal spokesperson Lee WILLIAMS, lobbyist Bill BAER - consider current system a disaster.] Lobbyists' support of bill limiting Congress campaign spending discussed; cost-per-vote of Senator races in 1974 and 1984 compared on screen. [Lobbyist Jack QUINN - describes pols.' courting of lobbyists.] [BAER -notes money is frequently contributed for defensive reasons; explains.] [Senator Robert BYRD - supports reform movement]

Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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