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Campaign '88 / Campaign Funds / Soft Money #318587

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Federal Election Commission quoted with regard to amount of federal campaign funds that Vice President George Bush and Michael Dukakis have spent. Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Faw) Cands.' acceptance of "soft money" featured; details given, scenes shown. [On October 15, 1974, Walter CRONKITE - reports that President Gerald Ford signed campaign financial reform bill.] [Center for Responsive Pols. spokesperson Ellen MILLER, Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER - comment on money donated to cands. by wealthyorgs. and individuals.] Manner in which "soft money" is distributed illustration ["Soft money" contributor Peter O'DONNOUGH - says he donated money to elect Bush.] [Dukakis national treasurer Robert FARMER, Bush financial chairperson Bob MOSBACHER - comment on each other's fins.] [Federal Election Commission spokesperson Thomas JOSEFIAK - says he doesn't know how big problem is now.] [MILLER - says Federal Election Commission has its head in sand.] Federal judge Thomas Flannery quoted on screen with regard to situation. Both president cands. noted accepting "soft money." [WERTHEIMER - says "soft money" will buy president decisions.] Federal Election Commission quoted re: fin. reforms.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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