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MR. RUSSERT: Senator, what did you think of the 1996 Clinton-Gore …

MR. RUSSERT: Senator, what did you think of the 1996 Clinton-Gore campaign’s approach to fund-raising? MR. BRADLEY: I thought that a lot of people in politics were embarrassed by it, quite frankly. I think Republicans and Democrats were disgraceful in that fund-raising program in 1996. Now, I think Al had the right point. … And what I learned is that you’ve had seven years to actually do something on campaign-finance reform, and nothing has happened. I remember visiting the White House in 1993, Democratic Congress, both Senate and House, and urging the president to act on campaign-finance reform. Now, I don’t know if you were in the loop or not, but the fact of the matter is that no action took place. And when we say what we… VICE PRES. GORE: Because all the Republicans voted against it. MR. BRADLEY: …what we need to do… VICE PRES. GORE: And they controlled the Senate. MR. BRADLEY: …what we – where was the effort made, Al, in 1993? VICE PRES. GORE: We got every single Democratic senator to vote for it. Al Gore
Stating that the Republicans control the Senate in 1993, which is obviously untrue. From Meet the Press 12/19/99