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1984 Vote / Campaign Spending #87434

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1984
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(Studio) Total amount spent in 1984 for Senate races noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Saint Johnsbury, Vermont) Economics in seeking Congress office examined; Andrew Stein's campaign against Representative Bill Green cited as example [STEIN - agrees it's insane.] Average cost of winning Congress campaign ten years ago compared to current expenses; details graphed on screen. [Representative Tony COELHO - thinks system is ridiculous, unjustifiable.] Various expenses involved in political campaigns. listed, discussed. [Stein manager Martin McLAUGHLIN - cites importance of television to cands.] James R. Jones' television expenses in Oklahoma and James Jeffords' cost in Vermont compared. [JEFFORDS - hopes for rebellion against such expenditures soon.] Limitation proposed by Jeffords' opponent Anthony Pollina outlined. [POLLINA - opposes having money determine elections.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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