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Critics See Influence-Peddling in Convention Parties

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Critics See Influence-Peddling in Convention Parties

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Critics See Influence-Peddling in Convention Parties

Critics See Influence-Peddling in Convention Parties

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A loophole in the new campaign finance laws allows national political parties to accept soft money. Critics say the law allows both parties' conventions to serve as an oasis of influence-peddling, where special interest groups finance lavish parties for those with political power. Hear NPR's Anthony Brooks.