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Coffee to Coffers, Money in Politics

February 18, 1997

A discussion on campaign contributions with Charles Babcock, a reporter with the Washington post. With 2.7 billion dollars being spent on the presidential campaigns Babcock discusses the top 'soft money' contributors to political campaigns. Top donors in this presidential race were tobacco and alcohol companies, Philip Morris topped the list with 2.5 million donated to the Republican Party and 0.5 million to the democrats. Babcock talks about 'Whitehouse coffees' and Lincoln bedroom stays that amount to face time with the president Clinton in thanks for donations regardless of background of the donor.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Funding, Campaign Finance.


Charles Babcock, Journalist