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In Depth (Decision '96: The Money Trail) #609526

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 23, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The chase for big campaign contributions examined; statistics on the amounts raised by Republicans and Democrats cited. [President CLINTON, presidential candidate Bob DOLE - joke.] [Common Cause president Ann McBRIDE - says the flood of money is corrupting the political process; states that the system is out of control.] The legal loopholes that allow huge "soft money" giving by bypassing the law and contributing unlimited amounts directly to the party detailed. [Republican Party chairman Haley BARBOUR, Democratic National Committee Senator Christopher DODD - comment.] Two examples of campaign contributions and resulting legislation cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The words of retiring Senator Pat Schroeder on political campaign contributions presented. [SCHROEDER - says Washington is a coin-operated legislative machine; suggests the public needs to be educated that money is the driver of what is done in politics.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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