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Capital Watch (Campaign Contributions) #569279

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 28, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Andrea Mitchell) Emphasis upon ethical conduct in Washington, DC noted. campaign. financial laws noted allowing Congress elected prior to 1980 to keep unused campaign contributions; details given, amts. saved by several Representatives listed on screen. Mario Biaggi noted spending his campaign savings on attys.; Jim Wright and Tony Coelho mentioned. [Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER - urges reform.] [Representative Stephen SOLARZ - defends practice.] [National Association of Realtors spokesperson Steve DRIESLER - comments on access to Representative Dan Rostenkowski because of campaign contributions.] Representatives Matthew Rinaldo and James Quillen noted also possessing large sums of campaign contributions. [Representative David OBEY - calls for repeal of loophole.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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