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Proposal Would Clean-up 2000 Missouri U.S. Senate Campaign

October 28, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

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A proposed plan to clean up the 2000 Missouri U.S. Senate race has been offered. Kyle Elfrink has that story from Jefferson City.

Joe Carmichael, chairman of Missouri's Democratic Committee, has answered Republican Ann Wagner's call for a clean campaign. Carmicheal has proposed 6 areas that both sides will agree to follow for the 2000 election ...

Actuality:CARMIKE1
RunTime: 15
OutCue: "THAT'S ENFORCEABLE."
Contents: CARMICHAEL SAYS HE WANTS AN AGREEMENT THAT BOTH SIDES WILL FOLLOW UNCONDITIONALLY DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

Key points in the proposal include an end to the use of soft money and a joint statement from the parties saying independent expenditures are unwelcome.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


After a week of accusations, there's been a proposal offered to clean up the 2000 election for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Both Republicans and Democrats say they want to concentrate on the issues of the campaign. Joe Carmichael, head of Missouri's Democratic committee, says his proposal would do just that ...

Actuality:CARMIKE3
RunTime: 10
OutCue: "CIVIL CAMPAIGN."
Contents: CARMICHAEL WANTS TO GIVE MISSOURI VOTERS WHAT THEY DESERVE -- A MORE CIVIL CAMPAIGN.

Republican spokesman, Darryl Duwe (Do-WE) hopes for the same...

Actuality:DUWE1
RunTime: 09
OutCue: "HIGHER LEVEL."
Contents: DUWE IS ENCOURAGED BY CARMICHAEL'S OFFER AND WANTS TO TAKE THE 2000 CAMPAIGN TO A HIGHER LEVEL.

Republicans say they must look over the proposal before agreeing to anything.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Republicans and Democrats are hoping to agree on a proposal that would help clean up next year's U.S. Senate race between John Ashcroft and Mel Carnahan. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

The Democratic state committee has offered 6 points to be followed in the 2000 election. Head of the committee, Joe Carmichael, is open to arbitrating some points of the proposal ...

Actuality:CARMIKE2
RunTime: 07
OutCue: "LOOK AT IT."
Contents: CARMICHAEL SAYS DEMOCRATS ARE WILLING TO DISCUSSING REPUBLICAN IDEAS ON HOW TO IMPROVE THE PROPOSAL.

But Republican spokesman, Darryl Duwe (Do-WE) is against certain points in the proposal, but says an agreement would be a positive step...

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RunTime: 11
OutCue: "TO DO."
Contents: DUWE SAYS HE THINKS IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO LAY DOWN GROUND RULES IN A CAMPAIGN, BUT HE DOESN'T LIKE THE CURRENT PROPOSALS ON SOFT MONEY AND INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


A proposed plan to clean up the 2000 Missouri U.S. Senate race has been offered. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

The proposal asks for both parties to agree to campaigns that use only facts and ideas, not innuendo or accusations. Republican spokesman, Darryl Duwe (Do-WE) says the an agreement would create new territory ...

Actuality:DUWE3
RunTime: 11
OutCue: "PLOWED BEFORE."
Contents: DUWE SAYS THE IDEAS BEHIND THE PROPOSAL REPRESENT A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR MISSOURI VOTERS.

If both sides agree to the proposal, key points would include ending the use of soft money and allowing allegations to only be made by the candidates, and not their spokespeople.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.