[The 90’s Election Specials raw: Dick Simpson day 2 #1]

Raw footage for The 90's election specials. Dick Simpson, the congressional candidate running against Illinois incumbent Dan Rostenkowski, speaks to a group of people at a school in Chicago.

00:00Copy video clip URL Two men are fixing (?) a camera.

02:48Copy video clip URL Cuts to a school, where people speak about school-related issues.

12:28Copy video clip URL Dick Simpson speaks about his devotion to education, and the role of the federal government in funding. Simpson opposes the voucher system, but wants parents to be able to choose from all Chicago Public Schools. Simpson would try to cut military spending by a third in order to allocate more funds to capping the debt and funding social programs. In response to a question about funding for the arts, Simpson supports the existence of the National Endowment for the Arts.

28:03Copy video clip URL Simpson talks briefly to videomaker Joel Cohen about his campaign being grassroots, and the movement of freshmen congressmen.

29:11Copy video clip URL Simpson speaks to a small group of supporters, in a meeting at a supporter’s home. He also fields various questions from people at the meeting, mostly asking about his positions on such issue as labor laws and abortion (he is pro-labor and pro-choice). He elaborates on his opinions about public education.

52:22Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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