CAMPAIGN FINANCING: The Land of Milk and Money

During his televised session with newspaper managing editors in Orlando, President Nixon was so anxious to explain one of the potential scandals hovering over his Administration that he repeatedly invited questions about it.

"Would you mind asking me about the milk?" he pleaded with one interrogator. When no one did, the President proceeded to ask and answer his own question. A 1971 increase in federal milk price supports, which added some $500 million to the annual income of dairy farmers, had absolutely no connection, as many have charged, with campaign contributions...

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