POLITICS: Cleaning Up Campaigns

Watergate's most positive result may well be reform of U.S. campaign laws. Since the scandal began, scores of bills have been filed in Congress to end corrupt election practices. Without mentioning Watergate, President Nixon last week outlined his own recommendations for curbing what he delicately called "campaign abuses recently publicized and of years gone by." The eight-page message read like a list of campaign abuses charged to Nixon's own political associates. The President's main points:

CAMPAIGN FINANCE. Nixon would limit individual contributions to $15,000 for a presidential election and $3,000 for a...

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