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Richard Moore

Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996
Sender: •••@••.••• (Marty Tennant)
Subject: Election Year Politics and Telecom Reform

To All Opponents of the Telecom Bill:

I've just become aware of the potential for some good old fashioned
political game playing with the Telecom Bill.

Turns out that a midwest Senator pushing the Telecom Bill is up for
reelection this year, with an incumbent Representative from across the aisle
thinking about challenging him for his position.

I took the opportunity to call the Representative's Legislative Director
today and point out that the Senator in question was pushing a bill that was
discriminitory against small business and that calls for more regulations,
not less.

Turns out the home state in question is full of small businesses (which
states aren't?).

The bottom line?  Support for the Telecom Bill can be used politically
against those supporting it by using the anti-small business language and
increased regulation as a lever.  All it takes is a phone call to a
potential or real political opponent.

I hope to see some results from this phone call soon.  We both agreed that
with the bill possibly stalled until the March timeframe, it is a sitting
duck for criticism, and could be vunerable to attack.

Is anyone aware of other Conference Committee members that are up for
reelection this year?

Yours in the finest political tradition,

Marty in Myrtle Beach


 Posted by Richard K. Moore (•••@••.•••) Wexford, Ireland
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