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Shift To Soft Money

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Shift To Soft Money

Shift To Soft Money

Shift To Soft Money

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Peter Overby reports that the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee today examined the overall problem of unregulated "soft" money in political campaigns. This was a new direction for the panel, which had been investigating specific allegations of funding abuses in the 1996 elections. Some senators were concerned that this focus made the hearings look too partisan by not addressing the issue of how to reform the current system. Panel members are not sure they will ever get back to investigating potential illegalities, even though the committee has yet to hear in public from some of the key players in the Clinton-Gore campaign.

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