Congress Aims to Clamp Down on 527s Some members of Congress are hoping to rein in the powerful independent political groups known as 527s. Despite fierce Republican resistance in the past, Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) is promising to move a campaign finance bill that would crack down on the tax-exempt groups, which hammered both presidential nominees in last year's campaigns.
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Congress Aims to Clamp Down on 527s

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Congress Aims to Clamp Down on 527s

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Some members of Congress are hoping to rein in the powerful independent political groups known as 527s. Despite fierce Republican resistance in the past, Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) is promising to move a campaign finance bill that would crack down on the tax-exempt groups, which hammered both presidential nominees in last year's campaigns.