NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 21, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The use of campaign funds by Congressmen for personal purposes in light of the fact House Speaker Newt Gingrich will pay his fine for ethics violations out of campaign contributions examined; details given of the huge war chests of cash stashed away by Representative Charles Schumer and Senator John D. Rockefeller. [American League of Lobbyists Wright ANDREWS, Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN, Representative Gary CONDIT, former Congressman Tim PENNY - comment on the fund-raising game.] [Center for Public Integrity Charles LEWIS - says campaign money has become personal slush funds for Congressmen.] Federal Election Commission rules on campaign fund use cited. Senator Alfonse D'Amato's spending of campaign money on food, booze and cars outlined and other examples of campaign fraud given. [The Campaign Study Group Dwight MORRIS - gives more examples of campaign fund use by Barbara Collins.]