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California / Pol. Fundraising #78425

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 31, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Sacramento, California) Amt. raised by state senate candidate Art Torres in race against Alex Garcia said illustrating issue of political fundraising in California; details outlined on screen. [Fair Pol. Practice Commission chairperson Tom HOUSTON - thinks cands. are obsessed with fundraising.] Source of funds raised for last election outlined on screen. [Common Cause spokesperson Dr. Walter ZELLMAN - criticizes situation.] State senate Ed Davis noted holding record for campaign spending. [DAVIS - defs. system.] Role of PACs of California Med. Association and California State Employees' Association [California medical association spokesperson Dr. Charles HARE, employees association spokesperson Charles VALDES - note benefits realized by PACs.] Legis. favoring both assns. noted passed; assembly speaker Willie Brown's successful fundraising described. [BROWN - supports public financing; explains.] Fair campaign practices committee noted sponsoring legislature limiting campaign funds.; Common Cause' stance outlined. [ZELLMAN - thinks system is corrupt.] 1980 expenditures for state discussed.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Reynolds, Frank

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