Convention Tidbits: A Squabble, Parties Galore, An Arm Twisting Ambassador...
Convention euphoria hasn't prevented a nasty squabble over money between the Democratic Establishment and the triumphant Clinton campaign. By law, from now on Clinton can spend only public funds. But the Democratic National Committee can spend $10.3 million on behalf of Clinton and an unlimited amount in get-out-the-vote and "voter education" efforts. But Clintonites contend that the DNC executive committee--packed with liberal supporters of Jesse Jackson and Michael S. Dukakis in 1988--just wants to throw parties for friends. And they gripe that DNC Chairman Ronald H. Brown has been slow to help Clinton retire $4 million in debt left from the primary campaign.
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