The Nation: Gurney's Boosters

One of the bitter side effects of Watergate has been to reinforce people's distrust of all politicians. That distrust was hardly dampened last week when charges of corruption were raised against—of all people—one of the investigators. Edward J. Gurney, Republican member of the Ervin committee, acknowledged in a terse statement that the Justice Department was looking into allegations that he had received more than $300,000 in unreported contributions in 1971 and 1972, mostly from builders seeking influence with the Federal Housing Administration.

According to the Miami Herald, the probe of the Senator's finances...

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