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May 1, 2016 6:22 am

‘60 Minutes’ on Political Fundraising Attacked by GOP Campaign Committee

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United States Capitol building. Photo: Wikipedia.

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Politico – The National Republican Congressional Committee Friday accused “60 Minutes” of broadcasting a piece with “largely false information” and Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) of spreading lies on the broadcast— the latest salvo in an increasingly bitter Republican-on-Republican fight with one of the largest television networks in the middle.

At issue is a “60 Minutes” piece that aired Sunday featuring Jolly and his proposed “STOP Act,” long-shot legislation that would bar members of Congress from personally soliciting campaign donations. The newsmagazine used a hidden camera to show members of Congress making phone calls to solicit contributions, which is commonplace in both Republican and Democratic campaign headquarters in D.C.

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