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Campaign '92 / Bush / Soft Money Contributions / Jackson #586286

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 27, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [President BUSH - comments on allegations that an Illinois executive was fired for failing to contribute to his campaign.] Invitations to Bush's fund-raiser tomorrow night shown.

(Washington, DC: Lisa Myers) Bush's use of "soft money" fund- raising loophole featured; soft money process explained. Bush's release of water to California farms after his fund-raising appearance in San Francisco recalled. [Bush fund-raiser Howard LEACH - comments on water release. Republican Party contributions of J.W. Boswell and his company listed. [Environmental attorney Hal CANDEE - comments on Boswell company.] [Common Cause Fred WERTHEIMER - says huge campaign donors are getting special influence.] Amount of soft money the Republican Party has earned since 1988, contributions of Dwayne Andreas and Henry Kravis and their businesses noted. Top contributors said referred to as Team 100. [Former Watergate committee counsel Sam DASH - says contributors expect a return.] Government moves which have benefitted contributors Andreas and William Lloyd Davis noted. [LEACH - defends system.] Bush reported threatening to veto a reform bill which would outlaw these contributions.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Wertheimer. [WERTHEIMER - talks about reform bill, whether it's Constitutional to control contributions, role of TV; says Democrats do this too.] Amount incumbent Senators must raise for a campaign listed. Jesse Jackson reported saying that he wants to be the Democratic vice presidential candidate.

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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