Money Trail

Wrist slaps for running mates

A month after their crushing defeat, Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro each endured another public indignity last week. The Mondale campaign was charged with violation of federal campaign spending laws and agreed to pay the U.S. Treasury $398,140 to settle the case. Meanwhile, the House Ethics Committee found that Ferraro had violated the Ethics in Government Act by failing to disclose details of her family's finances.

The Mondale controversy began during last spring's Democratic primaries. Colorado Senator Gary Hart, Mondale's closest rival for the nomination, accused his opponent...

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