FLORIDA: Charge Dismissed

Republican Senator Edward J. Gurney, President Nixon's most frequent defender on the Senate Watergate committee, has been running for re-election in Florida under the cloud of a scandal of his own. He was indicted in April for violating a Florida election law by not naming a campaign treasurer or setting up a special bank account. The charge involved funds, reportedly as much as $400,000, raised on Gurney's behalf from building contractors seeking influence with the Federal Housing Authority. But last week a Leon County judge, Charles McClure, dismissed the indictment as...

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