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Campaign `80 / Federal Funds and Patronage #501818

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 1979
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(Studio) Use of federal funds for those politicians supporting Carter administration noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Pres Carter's enactment of Civil Service Reform Act recalled. [197'8, CARTER - announces end to abuses.] Historical use of census takers by politicians as means of paying off political debts outlined; drawings shown. Presidential order, removing census jobs from civil service rptd coming after Carter realized their inclusion under Civil Service Reforms Act; order shown. [Census Bureau spokesperson Mikel MILLER - describes procedure for giving jobs away.] No. of jobs at stake in various states noted. [MILLER - comments on importance of jobs to a pres. facing challenge by own party] Richard Daley's use of patronage jobs recalled.

Bode, Ken;
Chancellor, John

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